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Henry VI Part 3
Henry VI Part 3 | William Shakespeare
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Henry VI, Part 3 is dominated by a struggle between two military forces, neither of which can achieve victory for long. Until the end, the Yorkists and Lancastrians strive for the English crown. The conflict between these two families began under Richard II. Half a century later, during the reign of Henry VI, it moved toward civil war. Now, in Henry VI, Part 3, Henry's long reign becomes intermittent as his cousin Richard, Duke of York, seeks the crown and York's son Edward sporadically succeeds in seizing it. As we watch the crown pass back and forth between Henry VI and Edward IV, our attention is caught by other characters: the Earl of Warwick, Queen Margaret, and Richard, Duke of Gloucester. Warwick is the power behind the challenge to Henry VI, until he shifts to Henry. Margaret raises an army in England and later leads one from France, all in a futile attempt to secure the throne for her son, Prince Edward. Historically, his death destroyed her, but Shakespeare wisely saves Margaret to bring her back in Richard III. Richard, Duke of Gloucester, increasingly draws our attention. Both attractive and repellent, he is energetic, self-aware, bitter about his deformity (which may not have existed historically), ruthless, and unable to care about others. The authoritative edition of Henry VI, Part 3 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 Randall Martin 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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With the gardeners painting white roses red and, the Queen screaming, “Off with her head!“ the scene in Alice in Wonderland took a decidedly darker tone than I had previously read it with! I can't think that the references are coincidental to the War of the Roses and, I wonder how many other references I am missing!

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King Henry VI Part 3: Third Series | William Shakespeare, Eric Rasmussen, John D. Cox
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"Why, I can smile and murder whiles I smile,
And cry 'content' to that which grieves my heart,
And wet my cheeks with artificial tears,
And frame my face for all occasions"

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So far in my experience with Shakespeare, these three plays are the closest he's come to writing a real page-turner. They combine the lyricism of a poet with the suspense of a political thriller, complete with stand-out characters. Margaret, essentially an early version of Lady Macbeth, was stunning, and it's fascinating to see the young Richard beginning to show his sociopathic tendencies that would be so uncomfortably fun to see in Richard III.

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King Henry VI Part 3: Third Series | William Shakespeare, Eric Rasmussen, John D. Cox

Why, what is pomp, rule, reign, but earth and dust?
And, live we how we can, yet die we must.

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I finished a lot of books today 😳

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