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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 (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?

 

Cheers,

Al Magary

 
 

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