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Love’s Labour’s Lost, Act II

‘We could do with a shot on goal, John.  The game’s mostly being played in the middle of the pitch’ …

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The Battle of Yorktown: Hamilton's St. Crispian's Day Speech

As I said in a previous post, Shakespeare’s language is my language, but his country is not my country.  This means that passages such as John of Gaunt’s speech in Richard II does not have the same effect in the US as it does in England. 1,129 more words

2016: reminiscing

As we reach the end of 2017 and I take a bit of time to sort things out and tie up loose ends, I like to look back on theatrical adventures throughout the year.. 341 more words

Kings and Authority

This week’s episode (here) of The Bard and the Bible Podcast features the “Upon the King” monologue from Shakespeare’s Henry V and 1 Timothy 2:1-4 in the King James Version of the Bible. 144 more words


What music would Shakespeare’s characters listen to?

Shakespeare’s characters can often appear far-removed from our modern day world of YouTube, Beyoncé, and “grime”. Yet they were certainly no less interested in music than we are now, with music considered to be at the… 724 more words


Henry V’s triumphal return to London after Agincourt (1415)

On this day in 1415 took place Henry V’s triumphal return to  London after his famous  victory over the French at the Battle of Agincourt on October 25th.  453 more words

On This Day

Prologue, from Henry V, by William Shakespeare

PROLOGUE – Henry V by William Shakespeare (Act I, Scene I)

O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend
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