Henry the What?

No good Shakespeare news stories or sightings to report recently so I might as well start up with more personal stories. Last night for the first time in a long time Kerry and I were able to sit on the couch and read the newspaper in the evening, both kids asleep. “Oh hey,” she says, “Henry the Eighth.”

“That’s a Shakespeare play,” I say, curious.

“No, wait,” she says, reading, “Is that eight? What’s V?”

“V is five. Probably Henry the Sixth, then.”

“Nope, just V.”


She hands me the paper. Sure enough the headline is, “Highschool performs Henry the V.”

Henry “The” V? Never heard it called that before :). Methinks the writer is perhaps not a Shakespeare fan.

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