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February 2014

The Brightest Heaven of Invention

london, the noel coward theatre

O, for a Muse of fire, that would ascend
The brightest heaven of invention;
A kingdom for a stage, princes to act
and monarchs to behold the swelling scene!

– Henry V, Prologue. William Shakespeare

 

This is a story of words written centuries ago that still have the power to speak to our souls and portray our world.

Henry V was the heart of this trip. Beautiful, marvellous. Shakespeare never lets you down, and this was a remarkable and brilliant production. Words that will never die, and I had never been so excited and happy. Jude Law was sublime, as the whole cast. (more…)