Henry VI, Part 1 was included in the first Folio, but critics aren’t really sure if Shakespeare wrote any of it. Perhaps he did, but perhaps he had major help from Marlowe, Greene, or Peele. You be the judge and see if you can spot what is Shakespeare’s and what is not.
This play was selected by Armin Shimerman as one of a group of three plays that focus on Joan D’Arc or Joan La Puccelle.
Henry also dramatizes the origins of the War of the Roses. One of England’s major civil wars between the Plantagenet houses of York and Lancaster. Tribalism was alive and well even back then.
*member, Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S. This production is presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Los Angeles Membership Company Rule