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The Demise of the Coward
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0988  Sunday, 5 November 2006

From: 		Al Magary <
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Date: 		Thursday, 02 Nov 2006 20:20:06 -0800
Subject: 17.0977 The Demise of the Coward
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0977 The Demise of the Coward

V.K. Inman wrote:

 >>>It was Hal's band of brothers if anything.[...]
 >>
 >In response to this and Bruce Young's fine analysis, wouldn't it be great
 >in a production of Henry V to place Bardolph, Pistol etc in conspicuous
 >positions when Hal makes his band of brothers speech?

Assuming that Bardolph is still, uh, hanging around.  He was sentenced 
to death (for theft along the road to Agincourt) in 3.6, though not 
reported as dead (along with Nym) until 4.4, a scene later than the band 
of brothers speech.

In Kenneth Branagh's film, anyway, the frame includes both the noble and 
the vile.  Did Olivier show representative members of "we few"?

Cheers,
Al Magary

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