Lit Moon Presents Henry VI, Part 3: John Blondell Will Be Part of London’s Cultural Olympiad

It is part of the enduring enigma of Shakespeare’s legacy that one of his least performed plays — Henry VI, Part 3 — should also be among his most influential. And don’t be too quick to dismiss this claim with appeals to HamletLear, or Macbeth. Richard of Gloucester, the Machiavellian antihero who becomes Richard III, and Queen Margaret, the original tiger woman, both either get their start (Richard) or come into their own (Margaret) in this play, and both wind up at the head of a long line of influential Shakespearean types, stretching from Lady Macbeth to Iago. On Friday night at Center Stage Theater, the Lit Moon Theatre Company, under the direction of Westmont’s John Blondell, will offer a brand-new interpretation of Henry VI, Part 3 in anticipation of Blondell’s upcoming Macedonian production, which will be performed at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London as part of this spring’s Cultural Olympiad. more

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