This is a great play, nothing more, nothing less. The storytelling is solid, the language beautiful, and included are some extremely moving speeches as well as ingenious comic moments. Despite that I was taken at some moments, I cannot say that I enjoyed this play. Shakespeare is too much in love with Henry V, the it ends up reading like a romanticised propaganda for monarchy and also for England. There certainly are moments where the cruelties or war are poignantly displayed, but even those moments are used rather as a way to extol valour of the young king. As much as 'great' I thought this play was, it is impossible for me to get on board with it.