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September 14, 2007
I went to see Henry V the evening before last - a friend had won tickets for the performance, and wanted someone to go with her. It had been ages since I'd been to the theatre, and the friend is someone whose company I relish, so I agreed to go even though I am not fond of Shakespeare's history plays. (I managed to avoid reading any during a whole term on Shakespeare.)

I was pleasantly surprised by the production: the use of modern battledress and weapons made the action startlingly relevant. I was moved, too, by the death of Falstaff.