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The English Language Council Lecture

Shakespeare's Agincourt: An English Victory. Patrick Spottiswoode Director Globe Education, Shakespeare's Globe


2015 marks the 600th anniversary of the English defeat of the French at Agincourt. But in Henry V Shakespeare celebrates more than a military victory. At the time of writing the English language was definitely on the march but needed reinforcements before it could assert itself on the international stage.

For this special English Language Council Lecture, Patrick Spottiswoode will explore how Shakespeare and his contemporaries sought to celebrate the English tongue as well as mock its limitations.

Patrick's talk will be illustrated by two Globe actors.


Speaker(s):

Mr Patrick Spottiswoode | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

4 February 2015 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

2 hours 30 minutes

 

Venue:

The English-Speaking Union
Dartmouth House
37 Charles Street
London
W1J 5ED
0207 529 1564


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Tickets:

Free but booking essential via eventbrite

Available from:

http://www.esu.org/events/2015/esu-english-language-council-lecture-shakespeares-agincourt-an-english-victory

Additional Information:

There will be a drinks reception from 6.30- 7pm and after the l;ecture

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