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Colly Cibber and Henry VI
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2645  Wednesday, 21 November 2001

From:           Stuart Hampton-Reeves <
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Date:           Wednesday, 21 Nov 2001 08:02:49 +0000
Subject:        Colly Cibber and Henry VI

In the 1700 edition of his adaptation of Richard III, Colly Cibber
complains that the play was originally performed without the first act
(based on 3 Henry VI), which was censored because it was thought that
Henry VI would 'put the Audience in mind of the late King James.' Does
anyone know anything more about this - has anyone written on it? Are
there other plays from the period censored or suppressed for similar
reasons? Any help on this would be v. much appreciated.

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