The French Revolution, and the years before it, inundated the world with news of dire consequences in a particularly failed monarchy. Christopher Hampton’s ‘Les Liaisons dangereuses’ had every opportunity to exploit the revolution in the interest of character development — and somehow, Hampton abandoned its every notion in this nonetheless well-mounted drama.

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Henry V loved France so much that he took it (and Catherine of Valois) for his own in 1415’s Battle of Agincourt. The story’s more complicated than all that, of course — and the debut of New Fortune Theatre is just the occasion on which to tell it, through a very good ‘Henry V.’

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