How sweet a thing it is to wear a crown, Within whose circuit is Elysium, And all that poets feign of bliss and joy. The final episode of the Henry IV saga is filled with the sombre tones of contemplation and the transient nature of life. This comes from directly from the plot: We as […]Read more "The Shakespeare Series: Henry VI, Part 3 Review"
We cycle back to the second play in the Henry VI series: out of the three it is personally my favourite mainly due to the greater interaction between Henry VI (who is now more mature in age) and his wife Margaret of Anjou, who comes more into her own as a more interesting character. As […]Read more "The Shakespeare Series: Henry VI, Part 2 Review"
Even outside of the Henry IV trilogy, the king cuts a tragic figure in English royal history. The son of the much loved Henry V, the boy became King of England before he was even a year old following the tragic death of his father. He not only inherited the throne of England but also […]Read more "The Shakespeare Series: Henry VI, Part 1 Review"