Re: What's everyone been reading lately?
Harold Bloom called the "Henry 6th" plays rant festivals. The first one does have a historical pageant feel to it with Suffolk as a sort of John Wayne style Noble Warrior hero - the audience was clearly meant to weep when he is killed. But in the other two plays, there isn't enough character development. But I guess the narrative itself is enough to carry it.
The Comedy of Errors is really good! It's the shortest of the plays I think and plays really well if done well.
They already streamed A&C. It's not up there anymore. The one with Ralph Feinnes.
The most interesting thing about King John is how the Magna Carta isn't mentioned. It wasn't regarded as a big deal at the time?