The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0988 Sunday, 5 November 2006
From: Al Magary <
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"?
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