Our version of Agincourt looks EXACTLY like this.
I've been absentee for a while for a number of reasons. One is that I've had some projects with difficult deadlines, making it hard for me to finish reading a book (though I did finally finish one--review coming soon!). The other is that we were coming down to the wire to get the show opened.
And yes, we did open tonight (or I guess last night, since it's after midnight here). I'd be lying if I didn't say that I thought at times that we were teetering on the brink of disaster. You'd think that "Hamlet" would be a tougher play to put on than "Henry V," but now looking back, it actually isn't. "Hamlet" is incredibly complex, but so well made that it pretty much tells the story itself. "Henry V" is tougher. The only fully developed character is Henry, and many people will even point out that he is more interesting in the "Henry IV" plays. Everyone else is pretty much just a bit part, which leads to a large, often unmanageably large cast. We had one really low point about two weeks, a week and a half ago where I wondered if anyone was even trying, if anyone understood what we were trying to do, and if anyone had the ability to do it.
But tonight we opened, and put on a cohesive show, one that is (I think at least) entertaining to watch, and one that seems (mostly) professional. And it comes in at just around two hours--pretty good for a Shakespeare history play if I do say so myself!