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Battlefield performances of Shakespeare’s Henry VI plays

Shakespeare's three Henry VI plays will be staged at the various battlegrounds of the Wars of the Roses

By Laura Marsh   July 2013

The white rose of York. The Globe Theatre will be staging Shakespeare’s “Henry VI” plays at the battlefield sites of the Wars of the Roses © Mark Crossfield

Battlefield performances of Shakespeare’s Henry VI plays Various locations. June to September

Full of alarums and battles, Shakespeare’s Henry VI plays are perfectly suited to open-air performance. The Globe Theatre’s decision to stage these plays at the battlefield sites of the Wars of the Roses is inspired. There will be performances at Towton, Tewkesbury, St Albans, and Barnet. These are Shakespeare’s earliest attempts at history,…

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