Henry V has died, and his young son is soon crowned Henry VI. In France, war is raging. At home in England various factions are claiming the right to the throne, choosing between the symbolic red and white roses. In this seldom-produced history, Shakespeare gathers these threads together and combines them into a powerful tapestry of a country soon to be racked by civil war.
June 29 – September 6, 2018
Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre
By William Shakespeare
This seldom-produced history play includes some violence related to the battles of war. If playgoers will prepare for Shakespeare’s language and story (helps are available at our online Study Guide), Henry VI Part One is suitable for all audiences and is a rare opportunity for Shakespeare enthusiasts to see it fully produced.