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Henry VI Part 1
Henry VI Part 1 | William Shakespeare
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Henry VI, Part 1 is an uncompromising celebration of early English nationalism that contrasts the English with the French, portrayed here as effeminate and scheming. A boy king, Henry VI, is on the English throne, and the indomitable Talbot leads the English cause in France. Joan La Pucelle (Joan of Arc), who becomes captain of the French, claims to be chosen by the Virgin Mary to liberate France. The English, however, consider her a sensual witch. Many of the English nobility remain, quarreling, at home. Once in France, some seek permission to fight each other there. Talbot and his son cannot prevail; the English defeat themselves by preying on each other. The authoritative edition of Henry VI, Part 1 from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes: -Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play -Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play -Scene-by-scene plot summaries -A key to the play's famous lines and phrases -An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books -An annotated guide to further reading Essay by Phyllis Rackin The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.
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AliceFaustus
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"Unbidden guests
Are often welcomest when they are gone."

#shakespeare2020

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Dogearedcopy
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Because of the corruption of historical timelines and characters to make this a better story for the Tudor masses, it‘s easy to get a little tripped up if you know the real history, but this is still a remarkable play. In particular, the scene where the red and white roses are plucked and, the scenes with Talbot & his son stand are gems that shine within the setting of the play, like diamonds in a rough ring.

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TiredLibrarian I had that Folger edition, too... several of them! 4d
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Dogearedcopy
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The second selection in the #Shakespeare2020Project is “Henry VI, Part 1“-- a history written early the Bard's career. It features the nascence of the War of the Roses and Joan of Arc, the latter being a villain of the piece! Lots of expository writing (telling rather than showing) and a conflation of timelines and characters which can be a little confusing but there's still some great imagery and witty repartee.

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DarcysMom
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Free full cast audio of Shakespeare's plays by the Royal Shakespeare Company.
https://archive.org/details/ArkangelShakespeare/12HenryViPart1.mp3
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Daisey This is fantastic! I‘ve listened to a few of these productions through library access and enjoyed them. Thanks for sharing! @jewright This might be a resource worth bookmarking. 6d
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DarcysMom
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MLRio
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Henry VI is vastly underrated. #Shakespeare

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Kimberlone
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Ripping off the old dates to get to Monday, I almost threw away this weekend‘s quote, but I glanced at it quickly and liked it enough to tape up on my office wall. This actually seems more like good advice than an insult, though...

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Devyn
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#Riotgrams Day 10: When you read multiple Shakespeare plays a week sometimes you‘ve gotta take a break and watch The Hollow Crown series instead. #abookandabeverage

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GinEyre22
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#seductiveshakespeare Day 21: History

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beautifulwordsseeker
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Shakespeare's Historical Dramas are my current reading and I'm enjoying them so much. Let's say that my love for Shakespeare has started as I began University. Before that, the only thing I knew about Shakespeare was that he wrote Romeo and Juliet, nothing more, nothing less 😂 But then during my second semester I did english litterature and it was love at first lesson. So I decided to read all of his works during summer 😍

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Chey12
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" One of the ways to tell the story is that Shakespeare wins the competition because Marlowe gets assassinated." Great article in the New Yorker about the Marlowe co-author debate. I am so happy that scholars are finally arguing that Ford, Webster, Middleton, and most importantly Marlowe are just as, if not more, talented as Shakespeare. I love that Taylor explained how they figured Marlowe as the co-author.

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The Hollow Crown series on PBS got me in the mood for some Shakespeare!

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Beckys_Books I need to check this out. 3y
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Bookworm-Bobbie
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I've always believed that Shakespeare was a bit of a fraud. At uni I found that some of his work is eerily similar to European plays, written before old Shakey could hold a quill. Maybe this explains some of those trust issues I have? http://crafty.house/shakespeare-co-author/?utm_source=crh-trn&utm_medium=social-...

BooksTeasAndBookishThings Wasn't there a movie about the possibility that he stole a lot of his stories? 3y
Bookworm-Bobbie @BooksTeasAndBookishThings I think it's called Anonymous. It showed Shakespeare to falsely claim ownership of works written by someone else. I don't doubt that he wrote, just skeptical as to where he got his ideas. 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings Yeah, that's it. I never saw it, but I remember an article about how he probably ripped off a lot of his stories and they mentioned that a movie was coming out. I am curious to know the truth of his life. If any of his ideas were original? I remember even one paper I read in college that someone wrote about how he was gay and there were a lot of underlying things in his play proving it, except for ones he doubted he wrote. This was 10+ years ago. 3y
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readinginthedark I don't necessarily think it's justified to call him a fraud. He may not be the "greatest writer of all time" as some have claimed, but most authors borrow ideas from other people and stories, and co-authoring wasn't approached the same way then as it would be now. @BooksTeasAndBookishThings There's a lot of support for the idea of Shakespeare having a relationship with a man from his sonnets. Which plays were used for the paper, do you remember? 3y
Bookworm-Bobbie @BooksTeasAndBookishThings oh interesting. If I could time travel I'd go back to Elizabethan times, just to try and debunk him. You can't deny that he's still a hot topic! 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @readinginthedark I want to say one was Othello, and definitely some sonnets were used, but that is all. I remember when I read that paper, it changed my view when I read him again. And I agree, not necessarily a fraud, but perhaps not as deserving of all the attention? But then again, he did write it and in a way that invented many words and coined many phrases that are still used today! @Bookworm-Bobbie absolutely, I would ask about his process! 3y
readinginthedark @BooksTeasAndBookishThings Oh, agreed! And I'll have to re-read Othello. 3y
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rustoryhuf
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What do y'all think of the news today concerning Henry VI and 2 other Shakespeare plays as co-written by Marlowe?