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Re: Feathers
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0836  Wednesday, 11 April 2001

From:           John Briggs <
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Date:           Wednesday, 11 Apr 2001 08:47:30 +0100
Subject: 12.0805 Re: Feathers
Comment:        RE: SHK 12.0805 Re: Feathers

I think Karen Peterson is on to something: there are explicit references
to Icarus in both 3H6 Act 5 (Henry VI on the death of his son) and 1H6
Act 4 (Talbot likewise) - Shakespeare is clearly emphasising the point.
I think it is likely that the production has picked up on this - I shall
watch carefully next week and report back.

Incidentally, I have cited those instances in the order in which it is
now assumed they were written i.e. that 1H6 was written after 2H6 and
3H6.  I am prepared to go along with this, but 2H6 still seems rather a
strange place to start a saga: it would be like beginning Star Wars with
Episode IV...

John Briggs

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