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“We Few, We Happy Few, We Band of Brothers…”

Today (October 25th) being St. Crispin’s Day, I feel it is only right to give a speech. That is to say, share a speech – one written by none other than William Shakespeare himself. The above clip, in which King Henry V addresses his troops before the Battle of Agincourt, is taken from Kenneth Branagh’s 1989 film adaption of Henry V.

Reading the St. Crispin’s Day speech (click here) is one thing; hearing it delivered with the power and irresistable charisma that Branagh demonstrates is another thing altogether. Kinda makes you want to grab a sword and fight alongside these fellows.

One Man, Many Voices

Talented impressionist Jim Meskimen performs Clarence’s speech from Shakespeare’s Richard II in the voices of different celebrities. Very, very cool. (I particularly like his rendition of Jimmy Stewart and George Clooney.)

HT Dan Phillips @ Biblical Christianity