The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0890 Friday, 6 May 2005
Date: Friday, 6 May 2005 09:18:01 -0400
Subject: Henry V, Hamlet, and Kingdom of Heaven
An Epic Bloodletting Empowered by Faith
By MANOHLA DARGIS
Published: May 6, 2005 NY Times
"In this context, Balian initially comes across as a kind of ecumenical
Hamlet, pondering not death but belief, and then, when forced to protect
Jerusalem against Muslim troops, a proto Henry V who rallies the
faithful with yet another iteration of the St. Crispin Day's speech."
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