Shakespeare Saturday: Henry VIII

A peace above all earthly dignities, a still and quiet conscience. Henry VIII, a collaborative play between Shakespeare and John Fletcher, is famous for one thing above all else: during a performance on 29 June 1613 of a play called All is True a cannon fired on the stage ignited the thatched roof of the … More Shakespeare Saturday: Henry VIII

Shakespeare Saturday: King Henry IV, Part 1

Were’t not for laughing, I should pity him Henry Bolingbroke, who seized the throne from Richard II and unwittingly got him assassinated, is not enjoying himself. He suffers from guilty conscience because of Richard’s death, and unrest in the Scottish and Welsh borders is preventing him from going on the crusade he has promised. Closer … More Shakespeare Saturday: King Henry IV, Part 1