Make a Donation

Consider making a donation to support SHAKSPER.

Subscribe to Our Feeds

Current Postings RSS

Announcements RSS

Home :: Archive :: 2003 :: November ::
Olivier's Henry V Dedication
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.2117  Tuesday, 4 November 2003

[1]     From:   David Siar <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Friday, 31 Oct 2003 10:45:33 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.2104 Olivier's Henry V Dedication

[2]     From:   C S Lim <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Saturday, 1 Nov 2003 12:47:06 +0800
        Subj:   Olivier's Henry V Dedication

[3]     From:   Katherine Duncan-Jones
<
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Monday, 3 Nov 2003 10:25:33 -0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.2104 Olivier's Henry V Dedication

[4]     From:   Tom Pendleton <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
        Date:   Monday, 3 Nov 2003 12:35:53 -0500
        Subj:   RE: SHK 14.2104 Olivier's Henry V Dedication


[1]-----------------------------------------------------------------
From:           David Siar <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Friday, 31 Oct 2003 10:45:33 -0500
Subject: 14.2104 Olivier's Henry V Dedication
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.2104 Olivier's Henry V Dedication

I checked out my 1978 videotape of the movie and did not see a
dedication to the RAF.  That doesn't mean that it didn't appear earlier,
of course.

David Siar

[2]-------------------------------------------------------------
From:           C S Lim <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Saturday, 1 Nov 2003 12:47:06 +0800
Subject:        Olivier's Henry V Dedication

The Carlton Home Entertainment Video cassette has it: To the Commandos
and Airborne Troops of Great Britain the spirit of whose ancestors it
has been humbly attempted to recapture in some ensuing scenes this film
is dedicated.

C.S. Lim

[3]-------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Katherine Duncan-Jones
<
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Monday, 3 Nov 2003 10:25:33 -0000
Subject: 14.2104 Olivier's Henry V Dedication
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.2104 Olivier's Henry V Dedication

I have just been re-watching the video produced in the UK by Carlton in
1998. The dedication appears immediately after the title, and takes the
form of an image of a grey marble stone on which has been inscribed: To
the Commandos and Airborne Divisions of Great Britain -there is a longer
piece below about the play celebrating their ancestors, which I can
transcribe if anyone would like it-Katherine Duncan-Jones

[4]-------------------------------------------------------------
From:           Tom Pendleton <
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 >
Date:           Monday, 3 Nov 2003 12:35:53 -0500
Subject: 14.2104 Olivier's Henry V Dedication
Comment:        RE: SHK 14.2104 Olivier's Henry V Dedication

Dear Edna,

You remembered correctly; there was such a dedication, and at the
beginning, when Olivier's Henry V was first released.  It was, however,
to the Commandos and Parachute Troops, "the spirit of whose ancestors
this film has humbly attempted to recapture."  The words in quotes are
exact; I'm not positive about the language of the earlier part, though
the troops involved are correctly indicated.  I'd suggest Harry Geduld's
Filmguide to Henry V as an authoritative source.

The dedication disappeared relatively early; my VHS tape doesn't have it
either.  It's a shame because Olivier makes explicit with it that the
relevant times of his film include "their finest hour" as well as 1600
and 1415.

Tom Pendleton

_______________________________________________________________
S H A K S P E R: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List
Hardy M. Cook, 
 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
The S H A K S P E R Web Site <http://www.shaksper.net>

DISCLAIMER: Although SHAKSPER is a moderated discussion list, the
opinions expressed on it are the sole property of the poster, and the
editor assumes no responsibility for them.
 

©2011 Hardy Cook. All rights reserved.