Sunday, October 25 is the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, immortalized among Shakespeare fans as the day Henry V gives his famous "Crispin's Day" speech. This speech was one of my favorites when I was a kid, and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to revisit it for this anniversary. I put out a call to my readers for people to contribute to a massive communal Crispin's Day reading, and this is what I got:
So many people wanted to participate that I had a hard time editing the video in a way that let everyone have say. Some people's submissions were chopped down to half a line, or even a few words. This was not acceptable! So I've taken all the full clips and created three separate Crispin's Day videos from them:
I really want to thank everyone who participated, and I'm sorry if communication and technological glitches left anyone out. I had so much fun with this that I really want to do some more crowd-sourced Shakespearean supercuts in the future, though, so there will hopefully be more chances!
Thank you again, everyone. I had a blast with this, and I hope you did too.