Senior Honors Thesis

An essay by Michael Descy PDF Version

"New Directions: Olivier, Branagh, and Shakespeare’s Henry V" is an exploration of the adaptation of Shakespeare into film. I chose to write primarily about two film adaptations of the play "Henry V", the first by Lawrence Olivier, and the second by Kenneth Branagh.

The first section of the paper describes the difficulties in adapating plays to the screen, and the rest of the paper explores those themes through an examination of the two aforementioned "Henry V" movies.

The full text of my thesis is available as a PDF file.