Widely esteemed as the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an actor and theatrical producer in addition to writing plays and sonnets. Dubbed "The Bard of Avon," Shakespeare oversaw the building of the Globe Theatre in London, where a number of his plays were staged, the best-known of which include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth. The First Folio, a printed book of 36 of his comedies, tragedies, and history plays, was published in 1623.
King Henry Vi, Part 3by William Shakespeare
The struggle for the crown takes on new dimensions as the realm of King Henry VI tears itself apart in civil war. His defeat in battle at St. Albans has placed the Duke of York on the throne. Henry and York agree that Henry rules until death but that York would then inherit the crown. Queen Margaret, unwilling to accept the disinheritance of her son, leads a counterattack by the Lancastrians. Soon a whole nation suffers under wars led by warmongering nobles driven by personal vendettas. King Henry retreats into contemplation; overcome by the senselessness of war, by fathers killing sons, sons killing fathers. Henry loses the throne again, and Edward, son of the murdered Duke of York, becomes king. But peace is illusive, as in the background his own brother Richard prepares the way for his own rise to the throne.
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