Tag Archives: Henry V

Mark Carey’s Into the Breach: a Shakespearean one-man show

People who are best known as actors often have many strings to their bows. David Garrick was a talented writer and today Antony Sher has become a distinguished artist and writer of fiction. Shakespeare himself began his life in the … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and Greenwich

There is something special about the place where important events took place, no matter how long ago. Even where there are no remaining signs on the ground people still visit: perhaps the draw is that these sites make us use … Continue reading

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Tim Pigott-Smith and Shakespeare

Since the announcement of Tim Pigott-Smith’s death on Friday 7 April 2017 tributes have flooded in for this much-loved and admired actor. Many have also commented that in the last few years he was reaching his peak. His kindness and … Continue reading

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The Welsh band of brothers: Euro 2016

In my last post, I noted lots of Shakespeare references relating to the fallout from the Referendum, but this hasn’t been the only current event to provoke a Shakespeare quote. The Referendum quotes have all been about treachery, division and … Continue reading

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Theatre Before Shakespeare

A few weeks ago a new website launched, the public face of a project run by academics Andy Kesson and Lucy Munro with the aim of “rethinking the start of the public theatre in Britain”, that is “the playhouses that … Continue reading

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Shakespeare at Holy Trinity Church 2016

Now we’re into April and events relating to the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death are beginning in earnest. Holy Trinity Church is always a focus during the Birthday Celebrations, since Shakespeare’s grave is the final destination for everyone who joins … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and the Welsh “Upon St Davy’s day”

Every first of March the Welsh celebrate St David’s Day. Shakespeare was well aware of this: in Henry V the Welsh Captain Fluellen says to the King: I do believe your majesty takes no scorn To wear a leek upon … Continue reading

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Agincourt at 600

Today, 25 October 2015 is the day history and Shakespeare-lovers have been waiting to celebrate: the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. Here again is the website that is coordinating today’s activities.   Here’s Dan Spencer’s account of what actually … Continue reading

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Remembering the Battle of Agincourt

The 600th anniversary of one of the most famous British military victories is being celebrated this month. The actual date is the 25th October 1415, the event the Battle of Agincourt when Henry V, with an outnumbered and outclassed army, … Continue reading

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Reporting War

On Saturday October 3rd the RSC is holding the latest in its series of debates on subjects raised by plays in its repertoire, Reporting War: Whose Truth is Told? The debate specifically accompanies the RSC’s new production of Hecuba, Marina … Continue reading

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