Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Henry VI, Part 2 by William Shakespeare

Henry VI Part IIHenry VI Part II by William Shakespeare
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow! So much action and intrigue! We finally get to meet Henry the Sixth. He was just a baby in Part 1, and he's still fairly innocent in Part 2. There's a tension between the fact that he's not the rightful ruler according to the laws of inheritance, and that he's the wisest, gentlest, most just of all the people in the play (well in addition to Gloucester). Also I love the (albeit late) introduction of Cade! He's a cross between comic relief and a scary reminder of what's gong on in our current election.

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