Shakespeare Unlocked: King Henry V


King Henry V | July 20, 2013 | 10:30am–12:00pm
Winona State University Science Atrium | $15 (click here for tickets)

Food Available for Purchase on the Green

Dr. Andrew Higl of Winona State University
The 1600 edition of Henry V: Badly Remembered or Strategically Abridged

Andrew Higl is an Associate Professor of English at Winona State University, where he teaches early English literature. He is the author of the book Playing the Canterbury Tales: The Continuations and Additions. He specializes in book history, exploring the relationship between the production and reception of literary works through the surviving documents. Today’s talk explores the once-called “bad quarto” of Henry V. Higl asks us to consider the following: taking into account recent theories that the quarto’s shortened text represents the version that would have been performed in 1599, how do the abridgments of this version change how we understand and interpret the play?

Gary Schlosstein of the Castlerock Museum in Alma, Wisconsin
Henry V at Agincourt: October 25, 1415

How young King Henry won this legendary battle against overwhelming odds. Illustrated and described in a power point presentation supplemented with genuine knightly helmets and battle weapons from Castlerock Museum.

Gary Schlosstein is the Curator and founder of Castlerock Museum located at Alma, WI. The viewer walks through a truly world class collection of actual authentic arms and armor from the days of Greece through the Romans, Dark Age Warriors, Vikings, Crusader Knights and the Renaissance “Knights in Shining Armor.” His other “Renaissance Man” hats encompass 32 years as Circuit Judge of Buffalo County, extensive business background as a community bank owner, and Buffalo County Historian.

David Mann, actor, playwright, former GRSF company member
The Persuasive Imagination of Henry V

Actor and director David Mann was a GRSF acting company member in the first two seasons. In addition to his ongoing career as a theater artist in the Twin Cities, David is a respected specialist on the subject of persuasive presentation and change, having spoken at several Fortune 500 companies and non-profit organizations nationwide. David also conducts training on presentation and storytelling for trial attorneys, serving on the adjunct faculty of Loyola School of Law and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.


Kyle Cotton, Benjamin Boucvalt, Corey Allen, and John Maltese
King Henry V (2013) | photo by Michal Daniel

GRSF Company Members

Dr. Andrew Carlson | Moderator

GRSF Education Director, ‘10, ‘11. GRSF Acting Company ‘06, ‘07, ‘08, ‘09, ‘10, ’11, ‘12.

Doug Scholz-Carlson | GRSF Artistic Director; Henry V

Other GRSF Credits: Peter Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2004), Autolycus in The Winter’s Tale, Richmond/Murderer in Richard III, Balthasar/Friar Francis in Much Ado About Nothing, Feste in Twelfth Night (2006), Prince Escalus in Romeo and Juliet, Amiens in As You Like It, Director of Macbeth, Grumio in The Taming of the Shrew, Lancelot Gobbo in The Merchant of Venice, Trinculo in The Tempest, King of Navarre in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Cassio in Othello, Dromio of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors, Peaseblossom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, El Gallo in The Fantastiks, Mortimer in Henry IV-Part I, Speed in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Edgar in King Lear, and the Caroler in Twelfth Night. Fight Choreographer, Seasons 1 through 10.

King Henry V is directed by James Edmondson.

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