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Shakespeare's Plays Available in Streaming: Henry VI Part 2

Henry VI Part 2

"Henry VI, Part 2 (often written as 2 Henry VI) is a history play by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1591 and set during the lifetime of King Henry VI of England. Whereas Henry VI, Part 1 deals primarily with the loss of England's French territories and the political machinations leading up to the Wars of the Roses, and Henry VI, Part 3 deals with the horrors of that conflict, 2 Henry VI focuses on the King's inability to quell the bickering of his nobles, the death of his trusted adviser Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, the rise of the Duke of York and the inevitability of armed conflict. As such, the play culminates with the opening battle of the War, the First Battle of St Albans"


Henry VI Part 2  (BBC Worldwide)
"Directed by Jane Howell. Performed by Peter Benson, Antony Brown, Michael Byrne, Anne Carroll, Paul Chapman, Ron Cook, Arthur Cox, David Daker, Brian Deacon, and Tenniel Evans. Produced by Sir Jonathan Miller: BBC Worldwide, 1983, 3 hours 29 minutes."





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Javier Garibay
Doheny Memorial Library
Subjects: Performing Arts