In September brush up your Shakespeare with Bob Smith

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Bob “Shakespeare” Smith is bringing all the twists and turns of Shakespeare’s play “Henry V” to Greenwich Library’s Cole Auditorium on Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 7-8 p.m., so mark it in your calendar now. 9780141013794

Here’s Bob Smith’s summary of the play: “King Henry IV has died and his son Prince Hal reigns. It’s war with France and all England rises up to back the King. At the city of Harfleur, the King and his forces encounter stiff resistance and King Hal rally’s his forces with the patriotic rallying speech “Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more…”

“England is united under Henry’s leadership and win Harfleur. He then goes on to win the Battle of Agincourt and the French King surrenders. He offers Henry the hand of his daughter, Katherine of Valois, in marriage so uniting England and France. After he marries Katherine, peace rules, and they have a son. However, after King Hal dies and his son becomes Henry VI, war again looms on the horizon. ”

Bob Smith’s witty commentary throughout his presentation is legendary. He’s described as “the teacher we all should have had to introduce us to Shakespeare.” Smith offers his program free and open to all. Copies of the play script are provided. The following dates for the series are: Sept 17, and Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29.  For more information call 203-622-7972.

 

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