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My Portrait Of Henry V



Justin Tandy

My Portrait Of Henry V:

A collaboration of fear, intrigue, exploration,

and the modest beginnings of an acting career.

This paper is about my experience on tour with a Shakespeare company, co-produced by the University of California Santa Cruz theater arts department and Shakespeare Santa Cruz. It chronicles my rise from a young and inept performer to a classically trained Shakespearean lead actor. Tracking key moments in a blossoming career and providing valuable insight into the fragile mind of a young man, finding himself through the role of Henry V. I mature past the vain aspects of performance and delve into the art of acting and the power to incite change and provide mentoring and inspiration for all races, religions, ages, and genders. My Portrait Of Henry V is, hopefully, an inspiring tale to any aspiring actors that may stumble across it in their own search for self-affirmation and the art of acting.

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