Bloom and Shakespeare’s Henry VI

Bloom and Shakespeare’s Henry VI

Pursuing a wholly unrelated academic and astrological abstract, I returned to Bloom’s treatment of the Shakespeare canon. Previously mentioned here.

Bloom and Shakespeare’s Henry VI

I skimmed the Henry VI bit, quickly arriving at Bloom’s conclusion. Another piece to the puzzle fell into place.

    Richard III, whether in its strengths or its limitations, owes its energy and brilliance to the laboratory of the three parts of Henry VI.

Bloom, Harold. Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human, NY: Riverhead, 1998. Page 50.

That makes it fit. 6 Henry 1–2–3 was a testing ground. Parts of the language is indicative of later skills. Honed there, first.


About the author: Born and raised in East Texas, Kramer Wetzel, settled in a South Austin trailer park before trailer parks were cool. He now lives in San Antonio, Texas.

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