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‘Henry VI’: Behind the scenes of a new play of heroic proportions

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4 April 2022

Episode 547

30 minutes


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While some of William Shakespeare’s plays are reproduced again and again, there are others that theatre companies tend to steer clear of. The Royal Shakespeare Company is undertaking the challenge of putting on ‘Henry VI: Part II’, renaming it ‘Henry VI: Rebellion’, which has the longest dramatis personae of any Shakespearean drama. We go behind the scenes and speak to those putting on this epic play.

4 April 2022

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