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ROSE RIOT - The Wars of the Roses

“Glory is like a circle in the water…” Joan of Arc

Shakespeare’s Wars of the Roses, the inspiration for television’s Game of Thrones, is all about glory – its splendour and its terrible price. The red rose of Lancaster and the white rose of York seek to strangle each other in an epic, 30-year cycle of violence, romance, political manoeuvring, popular uprising and deep prophecy until the unweeded garden of the realm yields a new flower – the Tudor Rose – the white dyed in the heartblood of the red, the red turned pale with fear of the white.

ROSE RIOT - The Hollow Crown

“let us sit upon the ground and tell sad stories of the death of kings…” Richard II

The Hollow Crown spans the reign of the lavish and wasteful Richard II, torn from his perch by the brilliant and persuasive tongue of a true political animal, Henry IV, a thief who steals a crown and cannot sleep with guilt as her bedfellow, while her famous daughter has an equally uncomfortable bedfellow, another thief, Falstaff, Shakespeare’s greatest comic creation. She will cloud and pollute the rise of England’s most famous ‘sun’ – Henry V, the cracked mirror to the gallant Hotspur who

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