June 23, 2010

Brian Blessed

Writing about web page http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/world_cup_2010/8752379.stm

I'm settling down for England vs. Slovenia, so in the spirit of the day - and as a genuine example of Shakespearean appropriation - here's Brian Blessed (accompanied by a host of English sporting heros) delivering a slightly-altered version of "Once more unto the breach, dear friends" from Henry V. Can't help but feel that Shakespeare wouldn't have cared two hoots about "base football player(s)", but anything that helps.....

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I’m Peter Kirwan, a final year doctoral student in the English Department at Warwick, and this is my PhD blog.


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