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    I'm finding I can read one play in a day and a half at most, which is rather energising.

    Pompey's precis is fine - do give Henry IV a whirl!
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    Incidentally, King John is all in verse. I'd thought that only Richard II was all verse, which just shows my ignorance. Richard III and Henry VI Pts 1 & 3 have no prose scenes either.

    On consideration, King John is snot Shakespeare's best at all.

    The scene when young Arthur pleads not to have his eyes burnt out was a great favourite in the past. To me it seems like Little Lord Fauntleroy meets Jack the Ripper.
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    I was interested to note that King John is the one Shakespeare play so far not performed at the London Globe. They are putting it on this summer - http://www.theguardian.com/stage/201...sary-king-john

    They must have done The Two Noble Kinsmen already, since the article talks of 38 plays.

    I was at the Globe's indoor Jacobean theatre this weekend to see Ford's The Broken Heart and was mightily impressed. The advantage of playing in a reproduction Jacobean playhouse is that there is limited possibilities of a concept production. For this relief much thanks, as the Bard himself might put it.
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