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Wars of the Roses on Battlesites


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0373  Tuesday, 30 July 2013


From:        Al Magary < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

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 (, 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?



Al Magary


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