SHAKESPEARE

What You’ll Love about… Henry V by William Shakespeare

Henry V is an interesting portrait of a cynical king who has mastered the persuasive power of speech.

King Henry V of England at the Battle of Agincourt, 1415.” Public domain via Wikimedia Commons

There are two excellent films of Henry V. I adore the 1944 film directed by and starring Laurence Olivier, which is a triumph on all levels. Olivier, whom I…

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Matthew Thiele

Matthew Thiele

Teacher. Satirist. Scholar. Published in Slackjaw, Points in Case, McSweeney’s, Ben Jonson Journal, and elsewhere. Definitely not a robot. Or an alien.