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Henry VI Part Two

  • Katharine Goodland
  • John O’Connor
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Part of the A Directory of Shakespeare in Performance Series book series (DSP)

Abstract

The handling of the Jack Cade rebellion was… a serious failure of imagination… Cade was without color or vigor; enacted by a performer with a thick New York accent (which was not used… for comic heightening), Cade seemed witless, and the scenes of the short-lived revolution were staged haltingly and unexcit-ingly… Nicholas Kepros’ Henry VI was a fine achievement. His restrained, even serene, performance, provided a sturdy calm at the center of the prevailing disorder … Paul Sparer proved himself equal to the grateful part of the Duke of York… Miss Caruso’s Margaret was a real achievement; she was the only character who aged convincingly. (Foster Hirsch, Shakespeare Quarterly 21 [1970]: 478–79)

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© Katharine Goodland and John O’Connor 2010

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  • Katharine Goodland
  • John O’Connor

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