Henry VI Part 1

Time Spent:

425 Hours

Characters:

KING HENRY IV, BEDFORD, GLOUCESTER, EXETER, OF WINCHESTER, Messenger, CHARLES, ALENCON, REIGNIER, BASTARD OF ORLEANS, JOAN LA PUCELLE, First Warder, Second Warder, WOODVILE, Mayor, Officer, Boy, SALISBURY, TALBOT, GARGRAVE, GLANSDALE, Sergeant, First Sentinel, BURGUNDY, Sentinels, Soldier, Captain, OF AUVERGNE, Porter, PLANTAGENET, SUFFOLK, SOMERSET, WARWICK, VERNON, Lawyer, MORTIMER, First Gaoler, KING HENRY VI, ALL, First Soldier, Watch, FASTOLFE, BASSET, YORK, General, LUCY, JOHN TALBOT, Servant, Legate, Scout, MARGARET, SU FFOLK, Shepherd

Play:

  • ACT I SCENE I. Westminster Abbey. Dead March. Enter the Funeral of KING HENRY the Fifth, attended on by Dukes of BEDFORD, Regent of France, GLOUCESTER, Protector, and EXETER, Earl of WARWICK, the BISHOP OF WINCHESTER, Heralds, and c Hung be the heavens with black, yield day to night! Comets, importing change of times and states, Brandish your crystal tresses in the sky, And with them scourge the bad revolting stars That have consented unto Henry's death! King Henry the Fifth, too famous to live long! England ne'er lost a king of so much worth. England ne'er had a king until his time. Virtue he had, deserving to command: His brandish'd sword did blind men with his beams: His arms spread wider than a dragon's wings, His sparking eyes, replete with wrathful fire, More dazzled and drove back his enemies Than mid-day sun fierce bent against their faces. What should I say? his deeds exceed all speech: He ne'er lift up his hand but conquered. We mourn in black: why mourn we not in blood? Henry is dead and never shall revive:

Tags:

Shakespeare, Play, Poetry

Entered by: Sebastiaan