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King Henry VI, Part 2 by William Shakespeare
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Apr 07, 08

bookshelves: 2008, out-loud
Read in April, 2008

more sensational, less political than part 1. some typical shakespearian moments (the parting scene between the queen and suffolk, for example). a member of our reading group noted that the scene of suffolk's death would have all been relayed by messenger instead of acted out in later plays. too true. overall, not as engaging as the first part, or quite as humorous. although king henry himself is still the same loveable, laughable bumbler. hoping that part 3 will be a return to form. there was a nice throw-away mention of the ostrich eating iron, which might have been my favorite part aside from the 'your-mama' joke. also, there are severed heads. woo!
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