St. Crispian’s Day to be celebrated Oct. 25
Lake Erie College will celebrate St. Crispian’s Day Oct. 25 from Noon – 5 p.m. with a continuous reading of an excerpt from Shakespeare’s Henry V. Readings will take place on the stage of the Arthur S. Holden Center and complimentary Elizabethan hors d’oeuvres will be served.
St. Crispian’s Day marks the feast day of two early Christian martyr twins, Crispin and Crispinian.
The day is most famous for the battles that occurred on it, such as the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, that was later dramatized by William Shakespeare in Henry V.
The continuous reading of Shakespeare, Henry V, IV, iii., 23-70, will be presented by faculty, students and staff of the College. Members of the community are also invited to read from some or all of the St. Crispian’s Day speech. A 10-minute scholarly presentation will also take place every hour. The presentation schedule is as follows:
Noon – “The Historical Context of The Battle of Agincourt,” presented by Darlene Hall, Ph.D., associate professor of history
1:00 p.m. – “Meter and Scansion: Iambic pentameter in the St. Crispian’s Day Speech,” presented by Richard Sax, Ph.D., vice president of academic affairs and professor of English
2:00 p.m. – “Studies in Leadership: Henry V as Boy King, Military Leader, British Icon,” presented by Michael T. Victor, J.D., president of the College
3:00 p.m. – “The Economics of Empire: Late Medieval Version,” presented by Robert Trebar, dean of management studies
4:00 p.m. – “Fine Arts Representations of Henry V,” Nancy Prudic, area chair of Fine Arts and assistant professor of visual arts
5:00 p.m. – Dinner and a Movie: Henry V (1989), Director Kenneth Branagh, Coe Conference Room, Holden Center
For more information or to sign up for a reading time, contact Lori O’Laughlin at 440.375.7150 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is free and open to the public.