The Agincourt Archer

Simon Waterfield

Historical Interpretation
Notice Period:
Regular (more than one month's notice)
Paid: £100 plus expenses if further than 50 miles from S E London
12th November 2017
Medieval History | Agincourt | War | Story Telling

Or ‘What did you do in the War, Daddy?’ The dramatised monologue is a story about war and remembrance centred round a fourteenth century archer and his experiences in France at the Battle of Agincourt. The story covers the archer’s journey to join the army; along the way he meets Chaucer and the pilgrims on the way to Canterbury. Spoken and acted in a way to include the audience in his reminiscence, the archer tells of his experiences at war at Agincourt, and how they affected him and his family on his return, and his reflections on the meaning of war and remembrance. It includes historical anecdotes, reproduction historical artefacts which are used as part of the drama to bring history and the archer’s story to life. Humour and emotion are strong elements of the tale, as is some assistance from Shakespeare.

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About Simon Waterfield

Simon researches and writes monologues about events and people in history and performs his stories as a monologue in character in the first person. Using his experiences as re-enactor, actor, and drawing on family history, Simon has developed his monologues to illustrate how great historical events are seen from an ordinary person’s point of view. They are performed in costume of the time, and he brings items of a historical nature, to support the talk. There are a variety of characters ranging from a C7 welsh Saint to a WW1 soldier. Details, including photos and clients comments can be found on the website. I am based in S E London but am willing to travel, subject to agreement on expenses. My clients include WIs, U3A, English Heritage, National Trust, museums, Historical events organisers, historic houses.

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