Sep 2023: One Fell Swoop: Reading All of Shakespeare’s Plays - Henry VI, Part III

Friday, September 29, 2023, 12:00-1:30 pm EDT


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The comedy troupe "The Reduced Shakespeare Company" famously portrays Shakespeare's English history plays as a football game, with the crown being tossed back and forth. Nowhere is this more apt than in Henry VI, Part Three, where the Wars of the Roses rage and the Yorkists and Lancastrians battle endlessly to gain and keep control of it. What political character does a nation develop amid all this tumult? What kinds of rulers arise as a result? 

Readings: Henry VI, Part III