The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0373 Tuesday, 30 July 2013
Date: July 29, 2013 9:55:42 PM EDT
Subject: Wars of the Roses on Battlesites
As to the staging of the Henry VI plays at Wars of the Roses battlesites (http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/theatre/whats-on/globe-theatre-on-tour/henry-vi/battlefield-performances), let me guess that “Harry the Sixth,” “The Houses of York & Lancaster,” and “The True Tragedy of the Duke of York” are adapted to the extreme, each running 2:15 including intermission, with staging to maximize family entertainment while picnicking?
OK, it’s Shakespeare on the beach! OK by me, I love it anyway (at long distance). But if mounted on London stages in the winter, would this be stupidification of the Henry VI plays?