*Wk. 8 of the (roughly) chronological read-through of the complete #Shakespeare plays: Henry VI, Part I. …
Date: Probably 1592.
First read: Circa 2005.
Productions seen: None, other than the bits and pieces I worked on. I’ll get round to seeing the 2016 Hollow Crowns at some point.
Productions worked on: A couple of scenes at drama school.
Edition I’m using: Same as for the other parts of Henry VI! Signet Classics.
- Part of the way through this readthrough my husband flippantly referred to this as the “Star Wars prequels” of the War of the Roses plays. I think he hit the nail on the head. Calmer than the sequel/originals, more focused on the politics and less on the dismembering each other’s relatives and avenging dismembered relatives. But also less fun, a couple of decent action sequences notwithstanding.
- Remember when I was writing about Richard III and I commented on Shakespeare’s passion for dramatic irony? Well, here we go again……
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