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They justify their behaviour by invoking the great sanctions – God, the King, Parliament, the People – that unscrupulous statesmen, motivated by the naked desire to be on top, have used throughout the ages. [36], Boyd's production garnered much attention at the time because of his interpolations and additions to the text. Shakespeare goes far beyond politics. Myers, Norman J. Speaking to the head she ignores Henry's problems and exclaims, "Ah barbarous villain! His father's acts, commenced in burning Troy! Prophecies at the time of Henry's coronation declared that Henry VI would lose all the land in France that his father Henry V won. Margaret makes a speech in which she points out how it is unfair to accuse Suffolk of the murder simply because Suffolk and Gloucester were enemies, as she and Gloucester's wife were enemies too, so if Suffolk is a suspect, so should she be one as well; "Ay me unhappy,/To be a queen, and crowned with infamy" (70–71). What boded this, but well forewarning winds [59], Another television version of the play was produced by the BBC in 1981 for their BBC Television Shakespeare series, although the episode did not air until 1983. "Foreign Country: The Place of Women and Sexuality in Shakespeare's Historical World", in Richard Burt and John Michael Archer (editors), Reed, Robert Rentoul. After the rebels deliver their terms to Henry, he tells Buckingham he will speak with Cade, but Margaret is concerned only with herself and Suffolk (whose head she is now carrying). Indeed, the Cade rebellion in general was modelled on the National Front. Two more adaptations followed in 1723. [15] In The Contention, when York sets out his claim to the throne, he identifies Edmund of Langley as Edward III's second son, instead of his fifth. After a successful run at the Watermill, the play moved to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Also worth noting is that the character of George Plantagenet is introduced just prior to the Battle of St Albans, whereas in the text, he is not introduced until 3 Henry VI, Act 2, Scene 2. Additionally, camera platforms were created around the theatre. The production was also particularly noted for its realistic violence. For example, after the false miracle, Henry is distraught and laments, "O God, seest thou this and bear'st so long?" For example, the opening speech of the play is an ornate, formal declaration by Suffolk: As by your high imperial majesty “Bad Memories of Margaret? Suffolk is banished for his role in Gloucester's death, whilst Winchester (Cardinal Beaufort) contracts a fever and dies, cursing God. And set the triple crown upon his head; [38] In 2013, Nick Bagnall directed another production of the trilogy at the Globe. Only Holinshed contains information about the Peasants' Revolt of 1381, which Shakespeare used for the scenes of Cade's rebellion throughout Act 4 (for example, details such as having people killed because they could read, and promises of setting up a state with no money). (1.3.56–65). According to F.P. Gloucester says, And let these have a day appointed them "Shakespeare and English History", in Margreta de Grazia and Stanley Wells (editors), Kay, Carol McGinis. In 1927, Saladin Schmitt presented the unedited octology at the Municipal Theatre in Bochum. 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. In The Contention, after Winchester has accepted Gloucester's challenge to a duel (l. 38; "Marry, when thou dar'est"), there is additional dialogue not found in 2 Henry VI; GLOUCESTER The first play was called Haus Lancaster, the second Haus York. Whenever a character was decapitated or killed, a red cabbage was sliced up whilst the actor mimed the death beside it. Michael Bogdanov and the English Shakespeare Company presented a different adaptation at the Swansea Grand Theatre in 1991, using the same cast as on the touring production. For example, played by June Watson, Margaret was closely modelled after the British Prime Minister at the time, Margaret Thatcher, even to the point of having similar clothes and hair. The theatre is, therefore, examining fundamentals in staging the Henry VI plays. "[26], Another major theme throughout the play is the contrast between Margaret and Henry, something which is introduced when they first meet. The adaptation was shot in 1981, but was not aired until 1983. “From Strange’s Men to Pembroke’s Men: 2 “Henry VI” and the First Part of the Contention.” Shakespeare Quarterly (2003) 54 (3): 253-287. Filming was done following the 1964 run of the plays at Stratford-upon-Avon, and took place over an eight-week period, with fifty-two BBC staff working alongside eighty-four RSC staff to bring the project to fruition. Meanwhile, Richard, 3rd Duke of York, reveals his claim to the throne[j] to the Earls of Salisbury and Warwick, who pledge to support him. Michael Thierry played Henry, Seana McKenna played Margaret, Thom Marriott played York and David Francis played Gloucester. Bearing it to the bloody slaughterhouse, Before leaving, he enlists a former officer of his, Jack Cade, to stage a popular revolt in order to ascertain whether the common people would support York should he make an open move for power. Henry thanks God for bringing Margaret to him, and exclaims "For thou hast given me in this beauteous face/A world of earthly blessing to my soul,/If sympathy of love unite our thoughts" (1.1.21–23). Am I not witched like her? In 1923, extracts from all three Henry VI plays were broadcast on BBC Radio, performed by the Cardiff Station Repertory Company as the third episode of a series of programs showcasing Shakespeare's plays, entitled Shakespeare Night. As director Peter Hall says, "In theory, Henry should be a good king. But he is up against men who don't. For Henry weeps that thou dost live so long. And son of John of Gaunt. Henry VI, Part 2 or The Second Part of Henry the Sixth (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 … [32] In 1899, F.R. The traditional argument to explain this disparity is that such information was added by either Shakespeare or someone else during rehearsals, but was not found in the prompt book which was used to print the First Folio. However, the piece was known by its rather wordy title that highlighted all of the plots high points such as the rebellion of Jack Cade. Many critics felt these set design choices lent the production an air of Brechtian verfremdungseffekt. York returns to England with his army, claiming that he intends to protect the King from the duplicitous Somerset. Both Barton and Hall were also supporters of E.M.W. The set was designed to look like an abattoir, but rather than attempt to present the violence realistically (as most productions do), Hall went in the other direction; presenting the violence symbolically. Using Barton and Hall's structure, Strehler also added several characters, including a Chorus, who used monologues from Richard II, both parts of Henry IV, Henry V, Macbeth and Timon of Athens, and two gravediggers called Bevis and Holland (after the names of two of Cade's rebels in the Folio text), who commented (with dialogue written by Strehler himself) on each of the major characters as they set about burying them. And binds the wretch, and beats it when it strains, On both of these occasions however, Cardinal Winchester, ostensibly a pious man, distorts Henry's genuine piety. To blush and beautify the cheek again. Traditionally, most critics (such as Alexander, Doran, McKerrow and Urkowitz) have looked at the problem as an either–or situation; The Contention is either a reported text or an early draft, but recently there has been some argument that it may be both. Under the direction of Michael Boyd the play was presented at the Swan Theatre in Stratford in 2000, with David Oyelowo as Henry, Fiona Bell as Margaret, Clive Wood as York, and Richard Cordery as Gloucester. Home 1 / Shakespeare Characters 2 / Henry VI Part 2 Characters List See below for a full list of all of Shakespeare’s Henry VI Part 2 characters: KING HENRY THE SIXTH MARGARET, Queen to King Henry Farmer and Zachary Lesser. Paola Pugliatti however argues that the case may be somewhere between Wilson and Taylor's argument; "Shakespeare may not have been the first to bring English history before the audience of a public playhouse, but he was certainly the first to treat it in the manner of a mature historian rather than in the manner of a worshipper of historical, political and religious myth."[12]. Even so myself bewails good Gloucester's case However, the perversion of justice is also a dominant theme throughout the play, despite Henry's inability to see it. "Swearing and Foreswearing in Shakespeare's Histories". Henry VI, Part 2 presents a kind of story that was popular before Shakespeare began writing, tracing the fall of powerful individuals to their untimely deaths.The first to go is the Duke of Gloucester, Lord Protector of England and the most powerful man in the kingdom, who is … A battle is fought at St Albans in which the Duke of Somerset is killed by Richard, and Lord Clifford by York. Henry VI part 2 eBook by William Shakespeare - 1230002279992 | Rakuten Kobo United States Read "Henry VI part 2" by William Shakespeare available from Rakuten Kobo. Another European adaptation was in 1965 at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan. McKerrow argues that such unimportant detail suggests removal after performance rather than addition before performance. Condensing the three plays into two, Heinrich VI and Eduard IV, Palitzsch's adaptation concluded with the opening monologue from Richard III. Margaret's response, however, is combative, using the news to forward her own agenda; "Gloucester, see here the tainture of thy nest,/And look thyself be faultless, thou wert best" (2.1.183–184). You can buy the Arden text of this play from the Amazon.com online bookstore: King Henry VI Part 2 (Arden Shakespeare: Third Series) (Pt. Additionally, in Act 1, Scene 4, during the conjuration, there is no separate spirit in the scene; all the spirit's dialogue is spoken 'through' Jourdayne, and her lines from the Folio are omitted. Its pith and pungency have helped it survive. In 2 Henry VI, Cade orders them to cut off Saye's head and then go to Cromer's house and kill him, but in The Contention, he tells them to bring Saye to "Standard in Cheapside", and then go to Cromer's house in "Mile End Green." [29] Whether this means that lawyers are the protectors of justice, or the agents of its corruption is disputed.[29]. DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks. The play ends with York, Edward, Richard, Warwick and Salisbury setting out in pursuit of Henry, Margaret and Clifford. For example, when Margaret is mockingly describing Henry to Suffolk, she says, But all his mind is bent to holiness, The original cast included Jonathan McGuinness as Henry, Robert Hands as Margaret, Guy Williams as York and Richard Clothier as Gloucester. The splitting rocks cow'red in the sinking sands, This production was unique insofar as a woman (Katharina Schmoelzer) played Henry. In 1964, Austrian channel ORF 2 presented an adaptation of the trilogy by Leopold Lindtberg under the title Heinrich VI. The production was noted for its pessimism as regards contemporary British politics, with some critics feeling the political resonances were too heavy handed. Also in 2002, Edward Hall and the Propeller Company presented a one-play all-male cast modern dress adaptation of the trilogy at the Watermill Theatre. Further evidence for the reported text theory is provided in how other plays are used throughout The Contention. Condensing all fours plays into one, Markus named the play Queen Margaret, doing much the same with the character of Margaret as Merivale had done with York. Drove back again unto my native clime? Later in the play, Lord Saye makes a similar claim. [n] Here, Margaret uses her speech to vent her intense emotions, not to contain them. Following Merivale's example, Robert Atkins adapted all three plays into a single piece for a performance at The Old Vic in 1923 as part of the celebrations for the tercentenary of the First Folio. Margaret is then depicted as utterly humble, vowing to love the King no matter what. Then, after Winchester's death, Warwick comments "So bad a death argues a monstrous life", to which Henry replies "Forbear to judge, for we are sinners all" (3.3.30–31). Henry is "fatally married to his polar opposite."[1]. As Procurator to your excellence, [49] Jack Cade, played by Michael Pennington was presented as a punk with spiked hair and wearing a shirt depicting a Union Jack with a white rose in the middle, and during the Cade rebellion, football hooligan chants were heard. With the battle lost, Margaret persuades the distraught King to flee the battlefield and head to London. As such, in this political system, as in the old, law and justice seem to have little relevance. [34] Possibly as a reaction to a recent adaptation of the trilogy under the general title Wars of the Roses, which was strongly political, Hands attempted to ensure his own production was entirely apolitical; "Wars of the Roses was a study in power politics: its central image was the conference table, and Warwick, the scheming king-maker, was the central figure. Barton and Hall were both especially concerned that the plays reflect the contemporary political environment, with the civil chaos and breakdown of society depicted in the plays mirrored in the contemporary milieu, by events such as the building of the Berlin Wall in 1961, the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 and the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963. The cast list from this production has been lost. Margaret then strikes Eleanor, Gloucester returns, and he and his wife leave together. And he that loosed them forth their brazen caves, Also like Barton and Hall, Bogdanov concentrated on political issues, although he made them far more overt than had his predecessors. For example, in "The Fall of a Protector", Peter Thump does not kill Thomas Horner during the combat; he compels him to confess by sitting on him, and Horner is promptly arrested. However, little attempt was made at realism. O Lord that lends me life,/Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness!" Additionally, in 2 Henry VI there is no reference to anyone sitting, and the lords kneel before speaking to Margaret. What did I then, but cursed the gentle gusts As there is no known demon of this name in any religion, several editors have modified the name. The 1619 text of 2 Henry VI was not directly taken from The Contention however. Wilson for example, "There is no certain evidence that any dramatist before the defeat of the Spanish Armadain 1588 dared to put upon the public stage a play based upon English history [...] so far as we know, Shakespeare was the first." And humbly now upon my bended knee, The first edition of Henry VI Part 2 was printed anonymously as The First Part of the Contention. Be poisonous too and kill thy forlorn queen. For a discussion of whether the three parts of the trilogy were composed in chronological order, see 1 Henry VI. In most productions, he is played by the same actor who plays John Holland/Second Rebel. Bogdanov also employed frequent anachronisms and contemporary visual registers, in an effort to show the relevance of the politics to the contemporary period. Act 2, Scene 1: Saint Alban's. Ay Margaret, my heart is drowned with grief, Ideas of justice are paramount throughout the play, especially the notion of where justice comes from and who determines it. The eleventh episode, "The Rabble from Kent", presents everything from Act 3, Scene 2 onwards, beginning with the death of Humphrey. Lord Saye and his son-in-law are beheaded and their heads carried throughout the streets on poles and made to kiss. He also drew upon the second edition of Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles (1587). 82–83, 95–96), as is the reference to Suffolk's demands that he be paid for escorting Margaret from France (ll. This allows you to use our images without additional permission provided that you cite the Folger Shakespeare Library as the source and you license anything you create using the images under the same or equivalent license. The production starred Graham Butler as Henry, Mary Doherty as Margaret, Brendan O'Hea as York and Garry Cooper as Gloucester.[39][40][41]. Following the structure established by Barton and Hall, Bogdanov combined a heavily edited 1 Henry VI and the first half of 2 Henry VI into one play (Henry VI), and the second half of 2 Henry VI and 3 Henry VI into another (Edward IV), and followed them with an edited Richard III. The play was first published as a quarto in 1594 (Q1) with the title The First part of the Contention betwixt the two famous Houses of Yorke and Lancaster and reprinted in 1600 (Q2). Denis Llorca staged the tetralogy as one twelve-hour piece in Carcassonne in 1978 and in Créteil in 1979. The play was presented with the five other history plays (Richard II, 1 Henry IV, 2 Henry IV, Henry V and Richard III) to form a complete eight-part history cycle under the general title This England: The Histories (the first time the RSC had ever attempted to stage the eight plays as one sequence). And even with this I lost fair England's view, What, will your highness leave the parliament? Of that great shadow I did represent: It was entered in the Stationers’ Register on March 12, 1594 as “The firste parte of the Contention of the two famous houses of York and Lancaster” and printed later that year. Hearing later of the false miracle, even before meeting Simpcox, Henry exclaims, "Now God be praised, that to believing souls/Gives light in darkness, comfort in despair" (2.1.64–65). Lord Stafford and his brother[i] are killed and their bodies dragged through the streets behind horses. Additionally, during Jack Cade's rebellion, the ghosts of Gloucester, Winchester and Suffolk all appear as rebels, and in a much lauded piece of double casting, Clayton and Bunsee also played Dick the Butcher in their respective performances. 2 Henry VI was performed under the title Henry VI, Part 2: England's Fall. ), Knowles (1999: 22). He also linked the murder of Gloucester to the recent assassination of Edmund Berry Godfrey, an incident which had led to an outbreak of anti-Catholic hysteria in London in 1678. "Plantagenets, Lancastrians, Yorkists and Tudors: Martin, Randall. Margaret, horrified at Suffolk's banishment, vows to ensure his return, but he is killed by pirates shortly after leaving England, and his head sent back to the distraught Margaret. Although Holinshed's treatment of the Wars of the Roses is derived in large part from Hall's work, even to the point of reproducing large portions of it verbatim, there are enough differences between Hall and Holinshed to establish that Shakespeare must have consulted both of them. Seale again directed, with Paul Daneman again appearing as Henry and Alfred Burke as Gloucester, alongside Barbara Jefford as Margaret and Derek Godfrey as York. Other changes include the transferral of lines to characters other than those who speak them in the Folio text. This is hinted at when Thump first meets Henry, and Henry asks Gloucester's opinion. There is no known cast information for this production. ""A short report and not otherwise": Jack Cade in. Another example of his weakness as ruler is seen in his utter indifference to the vital decision of choosing a new French regent; as Somerset and York debate the issue, each trying to convince Henry that they should be the one to get the job, Henry dismissively declares, "For my part, noble Lords, I care not which:/Or Somerset or York, all's one to me" (1.3.102–103). Directed for television by Robin Midgley and Michael Hayes, the plays were presented as more than simply filmed theatre, with the core idea being "to recreate theatre production in televisual terms – not merely to observe it, but to get to the heart of it. Matthew Vadnais, "Henry VI Part 2, first edition," Shakespeare Documented, https://doi.org/10.37078/247. “Secondhand Repertory: The Fall and Rise of Master W. Shakespeare.” Owning Shakespeare: The King’s Men and Their Intellectual Property. Kastan, David Scott. "Shakespeare's Chronicles of the War of the Roses", the first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers, "Shakespeare on the battlefield: the Globe theatre step out", "Henry VI: Battlefield Performances, Shakespeare's Globe, Towton", British Universities Film & Video Council, British Universities Film and Video Council, "Viz Media Adds JoJo's Bizarre Adventures: Battle Tendency, Requiem of the Rose King Manga", The Tragical History of King Richard the Third, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Henry_VI,_Part_2&oldid=998528637, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat-VIAF identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Matthew Gough – King's soldier stationed at the Tower (non-speaking role). Henry believes that justice, truth and guilt are determined by God, not through human actions. Copy-specific informationCreator: William ShakespeareTitle: The first part of the contention betwixt the two famous houses of Yorke and Lancaster, with the death of the good Duke Humphrey: and the banishment and death of the Duke of Suffolke, and the tragicall end of the proud Cardinall of VVinchester, vvith the notable rebellion of Iacke Cade: and the Duke of Yorkes first claime vnto the crowne.Date: London : Printed by Thomas Creed, for Thomas Millington, and are to be sold at his shop vnder Saint Peters Church in Cornwall, 1594.Repository: Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC, USACall number and opening: STC 26099, title page View online bibliographic record. Deliver up my title in the Queen To number Ave-Maries on his beads, And as the dam runs lowing up and down, Religion is a fundamental fact of life to Henry, who is presented as truly pious. (3.1.195–199). "Ambivalence: The Dialectics of the Histories", in Russ McDonald (editor), Urkowitz, Steven "If I mistake in those foundations which I build upon": Peter Alexander's textual analysis of, Warren, Roger "The Quarto and Folio Texts of. Another example is found in Act 2, Scene 1, where the extended conversation between Gloucester and Winchester in which Gloucester says Winchester was born "in bastardy" is included. Benson directed another stand-alone production of the play at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre. In 1971, BBC Radio 3 presented a two-part adaptation of the trilogy by Raymond Raikes. Henry's language often echoes the Bible. Merivale's Richard Duke of York; or the Contention of York and Lancaster, which used material from all three Henry VI plays, but removed everything not directly related to York. Look after him, and cannot do him good, Not only is physical violence presented as a major theme, but so too is physical desecration, a disregard for the body after death. In Act 1, Scene 3, two lines are added to the conversation between Margaret and Thump between lines 31 and 32, where Thump mistakes the word 'usurper' for 'usurer" and is corrected by Margaret. Or thou not false like him? Later, when Henry is defending Gloucester against accusations of treason, he uses two religious images to get his point across: "Our kinsman Gloucester is as innocent/From meaning treason to our royal person/As is the sucking lamb or harmless dove" (3.1.69–71). I am no loathsome leper, look on me. More evidence is found in Act 2, Scene 1. Is it one of those key lines that seem to give us a glimpse into Shakespeare’s own mind, or is it merely a joke? (ll.23–24), as are lines 173–180, where Winchester taunts Gloucester about Eleanor's arrest and Gloucester calls off their duel. In this proposed new world order, Cade envisions establishing an autocracy where all will pay fealty to him, and where his laws, which he can make arbitrarily, stand for everyone. This situation is repeated during the Cade rebellion, but this time they ignore one another. The least of all these signs were probable. The text of the play that today forms 2 Henry VI was not published until the 1623 First Folio, under the title The second Part of Henry the Sixt, with the death of the Good Duke Humfrey. Dennis Bingham, "Jane Howell's First Tetralogy: Brechtian Break-out or Just Good Television? The major obstacle to Suffolk and Margaret's plan is the Lord Protector; Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, who is extremely popular with the common people and deeply trusted by the King. "[22], The complete antithesis of this theory has also been suggested as a possibility: that the speech shows not that Margaret is losing control, but that she is completely in control of herself and her emotions. His eyeballs further out than when he lived, At the end of the two-year programme, the entire octology was performed over a four-day period under the title The Glorious Moment; Richard II was staged on a Thursday evening, followed by the two Henry IV plays on Friday afternoon and evening, the three Henry VI plays on Saturday (two afternoon performances and one evening performance), and Richard III on Sunday evening. The show as it appeared in the 1623 First Folio. There shall not a maid be married but she shall pay to me her maidenhead ere they have it. Alan B. His study is his tilt-yard, and his loves The 1600 text was printed by Valentine Simmes for Millington. The second 1723 adaptation, also performed at Drury Lane, was Theophilus Cibber's King Henry VI: A Tragedy, which used Act 5 of 2 Henry VI and Acts 1 and 2 of 3 Henry VI, and which featured his father Colley Cibber as Winchester. The presentation of Henry's reaction to the rebellion also differs in Hall and Holinshed. Michèle Willems, "Verbal-Visual, Verbal-Pictorial, or Textual-Televisual? Turner Jr., Robert K. and Williams, George Walton (eds. Henry VI Part 2 eBook by William Shakespeare - 9781476789200 | Rakuten Kobo United States Read "Henry VI Part 2" by William Shakespeare available from Rakuten Kobo. [22], In Terry Hands' 1977 production for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Margaret (played by Helen Mirren) tried to bring Henry back from the brink of madness by engaging his mind in an elaborate, difficult to follow verbal dance. According to F.P. His weapons holy saws of sacred writ, Such fine-tuning of dramatic themes and actions are staples of professional theatrical writing.[20]. The plays, to this director, are not a dramatisation of the Elizabethan World Picture but a sustained interrogation of residual and emergent ideologies in a changing society [...] This awareness of the multiplicity of potential meanings in the play required a decisive and scrupulous avoidance of television or theatrical naturalism: methods of production should operate to open the plays out, rather than close them into the immediately recognisable familiarity of conventional Shakespearean production."[72][73]. [58] In 1966, the production was repeated on BBC 1 where it was re-edited into eleven episodes of fifty minutes each. London : Printed by Thomas Creed, for Thomas Millington, and are to be sold at his shop vnder Saint Peters Church in Cornwall, 1594. He refers to the case of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The School for Scandal (1777), which existed in an earlier form, also by Sheridan, in a two-part play The Slanderers and Sir Peter Teazel, which he argues contain the same type of modifications as is found in the Henry VI plays. Suffolk accuses Gloucester of treason and has him imprisoned, but before Gloucester can be tried, Suffolk sends two assassins to kill him. To sit and witch me, as Ascanius did, Henry is imprisoned several times and eventually killed by King Edward's brother, Richard. Of this production, The Illustrated London News wrote, "It is a revival, or rather restoration to the stage, of an utterly neglected work, which has not been played for 270 years. [43] Henry comprised Acts 1–3 of 2 Henry VI focusing on the death of Gloucester, Misery adapted the last two acts of 2 Henry VI and much of 3 Henry VI. Jocza Savits directed a production of the tetralogy at the Munich Court Theatre in 1889 and again in 1906. 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