Dr. Niamh Hamill
Hello. This is part two of a two-part mini-lecture on Shakespeare and Ireland. Part one explains the historical relationship between Ireland and England in the late 1500s, when Shakespeare would have written his plays. In this second lesson, we explore what Shakespeare's sources were, why he would have written about Ireland and the Irish as he did, and we look at the one Irish character in Shakespeare, Captain Macmorris from Henry V.
Accompanying the pack of resources with this lesson is a live recording of Henry V Act 3 Scene II by the Montford Park Players, Asheville, NC. We extend our sincere thanks to the Montford Park Players for their kind permission to include in our library.