Saturday, February 26, 2011

Shakespeare's Henry VI - To the YouTubes!

I've now finished reading Shakespeare's three-part early history Henry VI. Here are my brief thoughts on Parts One, Two and Three.

Productions of this early cycle of plays are rare, but I did find several productions of the play on YouTube.

The 1965 Royal Shakespeare Company production of The Wars of the Roses takes many liberties and does some rearranging.

The English Shakespeare Company put on the whole cycle split into two parts called "House of Lancaster" and "House of York."

There are also some good clips from a 1983 production of Henry VI part 3

It's tough to find the order of the clips, maybe if I have time I'll be able to organize them.

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