Henry VI | Critical Review by Richard Hornby

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Critical Review by Richard Hornby

SOURCE: Hornby, Richard. Review of Rose Rage. Hudson Review 55, no. 4 (winter 2003): 633-40.

In the following review, Hornby praises Edward Hall's 2003 production of Rose Rage, a two-part adaptation of Henry VI, Parts 1, 2, and 3, for its stirring “visual poetry,” stylized violence, and musical virtuosity.

Rose Rage, [is] the best staging I have ever seen of the Henry VI plays. These have been done a lot in recent decades, after centuries of neglect, because, to everyone's surprise, they turn out to be highly theatrical. They were directed in this instance by Edward Hall, son of the famous director Sir Peter Hall, who could learn a thing or two about directing from the young man. Hall manages to combine a respect for text with a flamboyant imagination and a focus, always, on the actors.

Like Twelfth Night at the Globe...

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