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The Third Part of King Henry VI (1983)

The Third Part of Henry the Sixth (original title)
Following his father's early death and the loss of possessions in France young Henry VI comes to the throne, under the protection of the duke of Gloucester. He is unaware that there are ... See full summary »

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Jane Howell

Writer:

William Shakespeare (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Benfield ... Earl of Northumberland / 2nd Keeper / Huntsman
Peter Benson ... Henry VI
Gerald Blackmore Gerald Blackmore ... Second Company
Antony Brown ... Lewis, King of France / Sir John Montgomery
Michael Byrne ... Marquess of Montague / Father that killed his son
Paul Chapman ... Earl Rivers
Ron Cook ... Richard, Duke of Gloucester
Rowena Cooper Rowena Cooper ... Lady Elizabeth Grey, later Queen
Arthur Cox ... Duke of Somerset
David Daker ... Lord Hastings
Mathew David Mathew David ... Edmund, Earl of Rutland
Brian Deacon ... Earl of Oxford
Tenniel Evans ... Messenger to York / First Keeper / First Watchman
Derek Farr ... Duke of Exeter / Mayor of York
Julia Foster ... Queen Margaret
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Following his father's early death and the loss of possessions in France young Henry VI comes to the throne, under the protection of the duke of Gloucester. He is unaware that there are other claimants to the throne, Plantagent of York and Somerset of Lancaster, whose factions will ultimately cause the Wars of the Roses. Ignorant of the schisms Henry tries to unite them in the Hundred Years War, capturing Joan of Arc, before he marries Margaret of Anjou to unite England and France, but there is no dowry, angering the court. Margaret finds the pious Henry a dull husband and embarks upon an affair with Somerset as well as crossing Gloucester's wife Eleanor. When Gloucester is arrested for alleged treason because of Eleanor, Henry is too feeble to prevent his death or the country slipping into civil war.

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English

Release Date:

16 January 1983 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Henry VI, Part Three See more »

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The scene where Richard kills Henry has three biblical references carefully worked out by Jane Howell; as Richard drags Henry away, his arms spread out into a crucified position; on the table at which he sat are seen bread and wine, and in the background, an iron crossbar is faintly illuminated against the black stone wall. See more »

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Earl of Warwick: I had rather chop this hand off at a blow and with the other, fling it at thy face, than bear so low a sail as to strike to thee.
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Followed by Richard III (1983) See more »

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I Love the Henry VI Series
12 July 2019 | by BeRightBackSee all my reviews

Henry VI parts I-III, followed by Richard III, are extraordinarily good plays by some guy named Shakespeare (hope I spelled his name right.)

I watch the BBC version from the early eighties over and over - ambition, lust, romance, heroism - these plays have it all, and this production is just great.

My only beef, and it's a trivial one because I am a shallow person, is in the casting of Elizabeth Woodville. Nothing wrong with the acting - it's just that Woodville was a great beauty, "the most beautiful woman in the Island of Britain." And the actress playing her, isn't.

But never mind that. It's a great set of plays. Watch it.


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