4/01/2009

Shakespeare - St. Crispin's Day Speech

There are speeches that make you just want to jump up and shout. This speech from Shakespeare's "Henry V" is one such speech. I have loved this speech from the first time I read it as a schoolboy in the 8th grade. We were going to do this play for our project in my English-Literature class. I desperately wanted to be the one to give the speech. Twas not to be, unfortunately. This was before the Battle of Agincourt,
25 October 1415. The outcome of the battle was very much in doubt for the greatly outnumbered English forces. It is one of the greatest speeches in the world. Here now is William Shakespeare Henry V, Act 4, Scene 3. A masterpiece.


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