Lex-Ham Community Theater
Shakespeare Reading Series
Henry VI, Part 1

Red rose or white rose?
What could happen from a friendly discussion of which is better?


Henry VI, Part 1 covers lots of ground geographically and historically. The action takes place both in England and in France. The seeds for the War of the Roses are planted. Joan of Arc helps the French take back territory from the English - but is she helped by God or by demons?

Finally, King Henry VI gets engaged for marriage - but to which woman?


Some good references for the play are:

The Story
Text of the play
SparkNotes summary of the play
Britannia.com - Henry VI
Background information
Shakespeare timeline - 1599: The Great Globe
The reign of Henry VI
See paintings of Henry VI

Raphael Holinshead's Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland.

Film Versions
Henry VI (1983)

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Last updated: 03/11/2011