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The First Part of King Henry VI (1983)
"The First Part of Henry the Sixth" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  2 January 1983 (UK)
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Great play, craptastic directorial concept
14 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Shakespeare is always great (even Titus Andronicus is great).

This version -- or rather, this imagining -- of Shakespeare is horrid, however. It's embarrassingly low-rent. For what should have been filmed as "the definitive productions of Shakespeare," the first tetralogy are pathetically presented in a horrid avant-garde style that may have worked on a short-run on stage, but filmed for all time just make one embarrassed that this was the best they could do.

Fie, FIE, Aunty Beeb, and fie on the director and set designer and costume designer.

It makes me weep that THIS is what they did.


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