Thursday, October 25, 2012

Happy St. Crispin's Day

One of the many reasons I love reading The Passive Voice blog is that they often post really cool stuff. Lots of great info on writing and publishing, but sometimes just fun things.

Today, they celebrate St. Crispin's Day properly-- with Shakespeare's St. Crispin's Day speech, as done by Kenneth Branagh playing Henry V (or Hank Cinque as we call him in our house).

He delivers the rousing talk to the disheartened troops at the battle of Agincourt, fought this day in 1415. The English troops went on to whip the butt of the French chivalry, despite being hideously outnumbered  and in poor condition.

Yeah, I know, stupid war for greed and territory. War is bad. And Joan of Arc later got back the territory for France.

But damn-- that is one hell of a speech, and always gives me chills.

We few... we happy few...

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