Henry V Monologue Question – Introduction to Literature

The monologue you read and watched from Henry V begins with the Chorus wishing for things—“O for a muse of fire,” and so on. Explain what this Chorus—who of course speaks on behalf of the play’s author—is saying about the limitations of theatrical performance. Do Shakespeare’s ideas still hold true when we’re talking about filmed dramatic performances? And how does the filmed version of it seen here support or refute these ideas?Video of monologue:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5dI65LvbrEScript:Enter ChorusChorusO for a Muse of fire, that would ascendThe brightest heaven of invention,A kingdom for a stage, princes to actAnd monarchs to behold the swelling scene!Then should the warlike Harry, like himself,Assume the port° of Mars° and at his heels,                     visage, bearing / god of WarLeash’d in like hounds, should famine, sword and fireCrouch for employment. But pardon, and gentles all,The flat unraised spirits that have daredOn this unworthy scaffold to bring forthSo great an object: can this cockpit° hold                   site of cock-fightsThe vasty fields of France? or may we cramWithin this wooden O the very casques°                   helmetsThat did affright the air at Agincourt°?                     battlefield in FranceO, pardon! since a crooked figure mayAttest in little place a million;And let us, ciphers° to this great accompt,°               nothings / accounting, taleOn your imaginary forces work.Suppose within the girdle of these wallsAre now confined two mighty monarchies,Whose high upreared and abutting fronts°               foreheadsThe perilous narrow ocean parts asunder:Piece out our imperfections with your thoughts;Into a thousand parts divide on man,And make imaginary puissance°;                              powerThink when we talk of horses, that you see themPrinting their proud hoofs i’ the receiving earth;For ’tis your thoughts that now must deck° our kings,      adornCarry them here and there; jumping o’er times,Turning the accomplishment of many yearsInto an hour-glass: for the which supply,Admit me Chorus to this history;Who prologue-like your humble patience pray,Gently to hear, kindly to judge, our play.****Entry must be at least 400 words. ********MLA format****

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