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 touch on one of Shakespeare’s lesser known plays this week via King John. Whilst he’s one of England’s more famous kings for both his role in the Robin Hood mythos and as the king that signed the Magna Carta, I’d argue that because the play is largely forgotten he’s one of the few historical […]Read more "The Shakespeare Series: King John Review"
Given that the play is called Henry IV, a surprising amount of the play centres around Prince Hal, later to be ‘The Star of England’ that is Henry V. We’re also introduced to a beloved Shakespeare character in Sir John Falstaff and we also deal with some of the aftermath of the events in Richard […]Read more "The Shakespeare Series: Henry IV, Part 1 Review"