October first… fall is in the air (except here in SoCal, where Santa Anas are kicking the temps way up… oh, wait, that IS fall in SoCal… never mind)… and Petruchio’s reign that began so “politicly” last month is over…
at least for the next three months, as we read the three “parts” … plays with him in the title
Long live King Henry the Sixth!
There’s much to look forward to: the beginning of the War of the Roses, Joan la Pucelle, Talbot and his son…
OK, so that’s not “much”… In fact, I have fears that this month (and the two that follow) may be some tough sledding… I’ve looked over the first couple of scenes, and it’s… well, sloooooow. And as I’m leaving for a conference in a couple of days, I can’t promise that I’ll have daily synopses, by act. I’ll post daily, but I can’t promise that you’ll have the play in your pocket by the sixth of the month (hmmmm, six… Sixth… hmmmmm).
I’m going to try to keep the approach the same as always, but this month, there may be some extra non-textual stuff… we may need some historical primers.
OK, rambling over… back to reading… The First Part of Henry the Sixth