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Episode Info: “Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends.” — Alençon, Act III, scene ii In episode #13, a quick jaunt through the critical fortunes of Henry VI, Part 1, not an historically beloved play. From the “prequel” question to the plays role as a barometer of Britain’s feelings on nationalism, to just how many times a play can cut Talbot, Joan, or both! Come join me. Listen to episodes at iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Castbox, or download direct from Libsyn. The Patreon campaign is up and running, with bonus Sonnet episodes! You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, or by email at We also have a Spotify playlist, which will be updated as we work through the plays. Key links below. You can also visit the bibliography page here, which is a work in progress. Links mentioned: E.M.W Tillyard and the “Tudor Myth” Key source: Edward Hall, The Union of the Two Noble and Illustre Families of Lancaster and Yorke (1548) Key source: Raphael Holinshed, Chronicles of England, Scotland ,and Ireland (1577) E.K. Chambers, William Shakespeare: A Study of Facts and Problems, 1930 Thomas Nashe, Defence of Plays from “Pierce Penniless” (1592) Emrys Jones, Origins of Shakespeare, 1977 Jonathan Bate, Genius of Shakespeare, 1997 Marjorie Garber, Shakespeare After All, 2004 “Shakespeare And Marlowe: Attributing Henry VI Authorship” – Folger Library Festival of Britain, 1951 Birmingham Rep Theatre: BBC An Age of Kings (1960) Royal Shakespeare Company John Barton and Peter Hall, RSC Wars of the Roses (1963): “The Inheritance” and “Margaret of Anjou” on Youtube Jane Howell, BBC The First Part of Henry the Sixt (1983) at BFI Screenonline English Shakespeare Company: Wars of the Roses (1988) d: Michael Bogdanov Jan Kott (1914-2001), Shakespeare Our Contemporary (1961) – profiled by Michael Billington in The Guardian Edward Hall, Rose Rage (2001), Propeller Theatre Company Shakespeare’s Rugby Wars: Toronto Fringe Festival Michael Boyd, This England (2001) – Royal Shakespeare Company Yushi Odashima, complete translations of Shakespeare into Japanese: at Oxford Reference Bell Shakespeare, Wars of the Roses (2005 – 2008), reviewed by Alison Croggon Benedict Andrews, Wars of the Roses (2010) for Sydney Theatre Company, reviewed by Alison Croggon Globe Theatre: Wars of the Roses Battlefield Performances, review in Telegraph Seattle Shakespeare Company, Bring Down the House (2016), review in Seattle Times Dominic Cooke, Henry VI, BBC Hollow Crown cycle (2016) Audio: Donald Sinden (Plantagenet), RSC Wars of the Roses “The Inheritance” (1965) Music: Sergei Prokofiev, “Montagues and Capulets”, from Romeo and Juliet (ballet), 1935 Armand Broshka, The Sadness of King Henry VI Tchaikovsky, The Maid of Orléans , 1881, Jeanne’s aria performed by Elena Obraztsova Ralph Vaughan Williams, Serenade to Music (1938) from Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice Giuseppe Verdi, Overture from Giovanna d’Arco (Jo...
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