Patrick Carnegy

Blood and dust

Richard II; Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2

Shakespeare, as we all know, served up English history as entertainment and instruction for the Elizabethans. Factual accuracy was subservient to a view of the jungle truths of sovereignty and political ambition that was as uncomfortable and relevant then as it remains today.

The eight major Histories from Richard II to Richard III have been well served by the RSC in recent years.

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