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Henry V- England’s Captain

Synopsis
A two-part video, in 4 Learning’s Middle English slot, aiming to make literacy more attractive to reluctant readers by locating a Shakespeare play in the recognisable world of football. Henry V - a set text for Key Stage 3 (11-13, Scottish level E,F) - is about leadership and patriotism. Clips are shown from Kenneth Branagh’s HENRY V (1989) and there are interviews with well-known football figures. PART 1: ONCE MORE UNTO THE PITCH offers different interpretations of the play, comparing the character of King Henry V to the manager or captain of a football team. The conspiracy scene is unravelled for its significance in showing Henry as single minded and determined. PART 2: AGINCOURT-ENGLAND WIN AWAY follows Henry’s campaign in France up to the French defeat at Agincourt. Excerpts from the play are matched by the comments of footballers and managers on the problems faced in playing away from home.
Series
Middle English
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2001
Transmission details
17 Oct 2001 (Channel: Channel Four)
Duration
40 mins
Availability
Out of Distribution

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Henry V
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
football; leadership skills; literacy skills; schools; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); sport

Notes

Notes
Online extras www.channel4.com/secondary include key information for each topic, FAQ, a quiz, keyword glossary and student activities.

Production Company

Name

Case TV

Distributor (Sale)

Name

4 Learning

Notes
Channel 4 Learning has now closed. This used to be the educational broadcasting arm of Channel 4. The online shop sold educational DVDs and CD-ROMs for use in primary and secondary schools.
Name

AVP

Email
info@avp.co.uk
Web
http://avp.100megs28.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01291 625439
Fax
01291 629671
Address
School Hill Centre
Chepstow
Monmouthshire
NP16 5PH
Notes
Use for: Audio Visual Productions. Ceased trading.

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