Henry VI Part Two
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 : 478–79)
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