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Galland Endnote 16

The scene under study is not regarded as particularly significant within the play, and so most of the time, it is cut because it is seen as trivial by directors. Others choose to cut it because they find it too offensive and do not know how to deal with the racist innuendoes of the scene. To find out more about the performance history of this scene, see Emma Smith, ed., King Henry V (Shakespeare in Production), (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002).

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