Saint Crispin's Day Speech Analysis

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The Saint Crispin’s Day Speech is a popular pre-battle speech given by King Henry to the British Army in Shakespeare’s Henry V. Actors Kenneth Branagh and Laurence Olivier interpret the speech in both different and similar ways. To begin, both renditions of the speech are made outdoors, possibly alluding to the approaching battle. Although, Branagh and his men are in a forest whereas Olivier is in an encampment on the plains. Also, both Branagh and Olivier are seen walking through the crowds of soldiers in order to encourage them. Standing out among his soldiers, Branagh wears a colorful tunic with gold shapes as well as gloves and a neck covering, which is more elaborate clothing in comparison to Olivier. Olivier dons a dark brown tunic in

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