Happy Saint Crispin's Day!

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And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.

Henry V.IV.3


Henry V - Speech - Eve of Saint Crispin's Day - HD
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Turning the Authorship Question Upside-down

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In the latter class there is one whose memory I cherish. It was that Bacon cribbed his Essays from a notebook of Shakespeare’s which he had picked up in a tavern.

-- Eric Linklater, Poet's Pub
#quote #guffaw
Puns, Jokes, and Rhymes Flourish Again in Original Pronunciation

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Hear What Shakespeare Sounded Like in the Original Pronunciation

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What did Shakespeare’s English sound like to Shakespeare? To his audience? And how can we know such a thing as the phonetic character of the language spoken 400 years ago?
Resources on Elizabethan Drama

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