H5_logoKatherine learns English, and the French vent their fury, while Henry and his army limp along toward Calais.

What Makes a Great Shakespearean?

Globe to Globe Hamlet


Serpent of Venice

  • Sur-reined hard-ridden
  • Pennons banners
  • Sink cesspool
  • Buxom lively



CBEPlogoThis is the episode where we celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday.

Music: Divertissement by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)


H5_logoHenry V 3.2, 3.3 –  Some will shirk, while others fight, as the siege of Harfleur comes to an end.

Richmond Shakespeare Festival

  • Cullions rascals/testicales
  • Bawcock fine fellow
  • Lenity mildness
  • Chuck term of endearment
  • Swashers blustering braggarts
  • Antics bafoons



CBEPlogoDo you have a favorite, line, speech, soliloquy, monologue, sonnet, or whatnot?
Would love to share it?

If so, we have need of them!
Chop Bard is putting together a special episode to celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday, on April 23rd. It will consist of people reading their favorite pieces from Shakespeare.

If you, or someone you know is interested: please record your reading* and send it to chopbard@gmail.com.

We looking forward to hearing them!

*All recordings remain property of the reader.
Unless otherwise approved by the reader, all recordings will be for this one time specific celebration use.


H5_logoHenry V 3.0, 3.1 – With speed of thought we fly from the port, to sea, to France, to battle… and once more unto the breach!

Henry V DVD

Speak the Speech

Shakespeare Pro App


  • Eke out supplement
  • Aspect appearance
  • Portage portholes
  • Slips leashes



H5_logoHenry V 2.3-2.4 – After one final visit to the old tavern in Eastcheap, we say farewell to England and bonjour to France, where King Charles VI prepares for the worst.

Henry IV part 1, Digital Theatre

Henry IV part 1, Amazon

Henry IV part 1, Shakespeare’s Globe

  • ‘A he
  • Earn grieve
  • Wheresome’er wheresoever
  • Ordure dung
  • Ordinance artillery



H5_logoHenry V 2.2 – Unmasking betrayal proves easier than finding it’s heart, as Henry deals with Cambridge, Scroop and Grey.

Richard II encore

The Third Witch

Henry IV part 2


  • Glist’ring glistening
  • Tartar Tartarus, hell
  • Affiance trust
  • Puissance power
  • Quit acquit

Henry V 2.0-2.1 – The youth of England may be hot for war, but before we follow the King to Southampton, we need to visit some old friends in Eastcheap.



  • Solus solo
  • Egregious notorious
  • Perdie by God
  • Lazar leper
  • Quondam former
  • Quotidian intermittent fever, recurring every day
  • Tertian intermittent fever, recurring every other day



H5_logoHenry V 1.2 – The Salic law issue is laid to rest, and the ambassadors from France bring a very special gift from the Dauphin to King Henry.

Made of Glass, by Jackie Reuter


  • Approbation proof
  • Gloze interperet
  • Defunction death
  • Convey’d misrepressent
  • Marches border region
  • Close cadence
  • Aim of Butt target
  • Boot booty
  • Mechanic menial
  • Gallia France

H5_logoHenry V 1.0-1.1 – Turns out, this play is full of actors only pretending to wage war. The Archbishop of Canterbury tries to save the church.

Opening music:
“Devastation and Revenge” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0


The History of England Podcast

The Princes who swallowed a Glass Piano

  • Invention creative imagination
  • Port bearing
  • Crooked figure zero
  • Addiction inclination
  • Riots reveling
  • Fain gladly
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