First readthrough and discussions.
Joan – sex, power, sainthood and madness
The women using sex as power
Comedy punchlines at the end of scenes
Accents – comedy French?
The baby is the conch
The Roses scene
Conflict in France and quarrels at home
Henry’s age – does it change?
The Talbot couplets
How do you tell this story? Does the play need size?
Combining a practical examination of character status with a look at Elizabethan political ideas. How do we represent power on stage? How can knowledge of the politics of Shakespeare’s time inform our choices when staging the Histories?