'Why, I can smile, and murder whiles I smile.'
Part of the 2012 Globe to Globe Festival.
The third part of the Balkan Henry VI trilogy is infused with live music, as traditional Macedonian songs punctuate the bloody action. This grand drama of civil war is given new life for the Globe by the National Theatre of Bitola, who staged the first play in the Macedonian language following the liberation of the country from the Axis Powers in 1944.
As the War of the Roses rages, Richard, Duke of York, promises King Henry to end his rebellion if his sons are named heirs to the throne. When the King agrees, his wife, Queen Margaret, is furious he has disinherited her son, Prince Edward. York’s sons criticise the agreement, and convince their father to once again try to seize the throne by force. Weary with kingship and the tolls of war, Henry and his advisors try to quell the rebellion, while the sons of York fight for the throne.
Running time: 141 mins
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Directed for the Screen:
Earl of Warwick :
Richard Duke of York, Lord Hastings :
King Henry VI:
Duke of Exeter, Soldier, First Gamekeeper, Messenger :
Edward (later King Edward IV):
Richard (later Duke of Gloucester) :
Queen Margaret :
Prince Edward, Earl of Rutland:
What you have to say
Ellie Buchan Ellie Buchan
This was such a sexy production. I want to see it again!
Jim Sterne Jim Sterne
A transformative experience! Such a powerful performance and wonderful costumes.Thank you to the entire cast and crew and especially to John Blondell!
Leo Sharrock Leo Sharrock
Such a fantastic production! Energy, passion, suspense, laughs.
Biba Poposka-Roberts Biba Poposka-Roberts
It was a brilliant performance, and yes the costumes were indeed incredible! Thank you to all at National Theatre Bitola.
Kerry Lambeth Kerry Lambeth
Dean Hescott-Burke @Hescottburke
Macedonian Women are FIERCE!!! Phenomenal costumes and performances. #G2G Henry VI part 3.