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Unformatted text preview: proved easier than I thought it would. First of all Shakespeare was majorly influenced by the early Greek works. In the Bacchae Pentheus dresses up like a woman in order to not be recognized by the women of Thebes on the mountain. Pentheus is killed by his mother who thinks she kills a beast. This is a case of mistaken identity which is prevalent in Shakespeares works especially the comedies. There are some similarities between Henry V and the Bacchae. Both plays contain a young and ambitious king that has just taken the throne and long to prove themselves to their respective constituencies. These similarities caught me by surprise and I think added to my experience as I watched the production....
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- Spring '08
- Henry V