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Shakespeare can never be bad...

Advantages: Interesting, bloody exciting
Disadvantages: a bit dry and hard going

...This is a great play, and the third in the Henry the VI trilogy, it is facinating, and bloody though perhaps not as accessible as some of Shakespeare's other plays. It tells the story of King Henry and his battles, especially with Richard, who has been ...

mycatis 17.01.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Henry VI - Part III - William Shakespeare

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Henry V, now or then?

Advantages: Enforces patriarchy and kinship, especially of that time.
Disadvantages: Rather long winded (what can you expect from Shakespeare)

I studied this play for as/english literature, I found it quite interesting. At the time when I studied it there was a lot of controversy concerning the war in Iraq, therefore it was good to compare the two situations. The play focuses on Henry's trium ...

Jezzybell 18.07.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Henry V - William Shakespeare

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The ideal king

Advantages: a good dramatic introduction to the history of Henry V
Disadvantages: not always historically accurate

...This play tells the story of Henry V focussing in especially on the battle of Agincourt. Shakespeare presents Henry V's reign as a splendid interlude when the ancestral curse imposed on the monarchy due to Richard II's usurption was temporarily li ...

AlexMayer 02.07.2000 · Read full review
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Review of Henry V - William Shakespeare

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To be or not to be? Not to be personally!

Advantages: The last production had David Tennant as Hamlet!
Disadvantages: Reading and analysing can be painful and lengthy!

...of the fact I am putting this on two review sites and I am using it as a revision tool too.. I have a Hamlet exam on the 20th of January and my revision - well I'm trying!!! So I am using this as an aid to remind myself ab ...

ChemicalRomance 19.01.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Hamlet - William Shakespeare

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The Play's the Thing.

Advantages: A superb play.
Disadvantages: It may take a bit of effort if you are new to Shakespeare.

It is a fine summer afternoon in the year 1601. In the Globe Theatre on the south bank of the Thames the crowd waits in eager anticipation to see the new tragedy, Hamlet. The noise is deafening. In the covered galleries sit the merchants, the professiona ...

Baskin 02.12.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Hamlet - William Shakespeare

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