Henry VI Part III might have had a better fate if Shakespeare had called it Richard III, Part One. Although Richard III has become one of the more popular plays in the canon, it is a far more rewarding work when one studies it in relation to Henry VI Part Three. Joel Fishbane discusses the play and why it's better than you think. Also: the play is summarized in one minute and he reviews the BBC's Hollow Crown.
In this episode, you'll hear quotes and clips from:
Shakespeare, William. The Second Part of the Life of King Henry the Sixth. (The Riverside Shakespeare) Houghton and Mifflin, 1974.
Cooke, Dominic, dir. The Hollow Crown: King Henry VI Part Two. BBC, 2016.
An Age of Kings. BBC, 1960.