Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2009

224 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719080937

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The Henry VI plays

Stuart Hampton-Reeves and Carol Chillington Rutter

Published by Manchester University Press

Shakespeare in Performance MUP

  • The first major study of the Henry VI plays in performance
  • Focuses on the cultural context of modern British productions which have explored Shakespeare's troubling depiction of England in crisis and related those themes to contemporaneous questions of national identity
  • Chapters are devoted to key productions such as Sir Barry Jackson's work on the plays at the Birmingham Rep during the Festival of Britain; Peter Hall and John Barton's landmark 'The Wars of the Roses', with which the RSC established its reputation; Michael Bogdanov's controversial work for the ESC; and Michael Boyd's award-winning cycle for the RSC
  • Provides an in-depth look at rarely-seen televised series An Age of Kings and Jane Howell's celebrated productions for the BBC-Time Life Shakespeare series

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