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#1 Lynette

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 04:16 PM

Gotta applaud the Globe. They are putting on Henry VI Parts I,  II and III but have renamed them so you can book any one of them and not feel you are missing out on the other two!  Brilliant. Also gets away from the recent ish mega cycle idea of the RSC.

Sorry can't remember the names!

Thoughts?

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 04:31 PM

I'm not entirely sure why they are always seen as a trilogy. They weren't written in the order they are performed and seeing Part II on its own is no more baffling than King John or Richard III.  But it's a great opportunity to see them - Part III is one of my very favourite plays

http://www.shakespea...-stage/henry-vi

So, who will be seeing all three in one day?

#3 Lynette

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:51 PM

Me!

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:56 PM

Buy top price tickets to all three performances on the same day and receive a free cushion, programme, drink and lunchbox provided by Swan.

They don't include a new back, I notice!

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:01 PM

Well, knock me down.. I was wondering how to fit in a decent lunch and tea. Sounds a lark.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:30 PM

i don't know these at al,l worth a look then? I was quite disappointed by the stuff for next year after good 2012 i thought but i hadn't really considered these. Are these 'usual' histories in lots of people named after counties killing each other?

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:14 PM

Yes, lots of counties and big swords! But if you want to know about the history then go with the Shakespeare. The RSC did a wonderful job on them with the characters developing through the three plays. Looks like the Globe has an angle with this new approach of renaming the plays. And they are early Shakespeare and were massive box office hits at the time.
I'm going to see them, prob all on one day.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:55 AM

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Are these 'usual' histories in lots of people named after counties killing each other?

Get thee to Gloucester, Essex. Do thee to Wessex, Exeter.
Fair Albany to Somerset must eke his route.
And Scroop, do you to Westmoreland, where shall bold York
Enrouted now for Lancaster, with forces of our Uncle Rutland,
Enjoin his standard with sweet Norfolk’s host.
Fair Sussex, get thee to Warwicksbourne,
And there, with frowning purpose, tell our plan
To Bedford’s tilted ear, that he shall press
With most insensate speed
And join his warlike effort to bold Dorset’s side.
I most royally shall now to bed,
To sleep off all the nonsense I’ve just said.

(Beyond the Fringe beating Shakespeare at his own game.)

http://shirazsociali...arodies-withal/

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:19 AM

View PostLynette, on 30 December 2012 - 09:14 PM, said:

Looks like the Globe has an angle with this new approach of renaming the plays.

A pedant writes ... The Globe's titles are derived from titles dating back to Shakespeare's day although it seems a little debatable whether some of them referred to Shakespeare's plays or earlier works he used as sources.

Part i =  Harey the vj
Part ii = The First part of the Contention betwixt the two famous Houses of Yorke and Lancaster, with the death of the good Duke Humphrey: And the banishment and death of the Duke of Suffolke, and the Tragicall end of the proud Cardinall of Winchester, with the notable Rebellion of Iacke Cade: And the Duke of Yorkes first claime unto the Crowne
Part iii = The true tragedy of Richard, Duke of York
"witty ... both made me laugh but also gave me pause" - Mark Shenton, The Stage

#10 Lynette

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:17 PM

Gosh loving Part 2; it's like a BBC trailer.




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