Henry VI Part I

Henry VI Part 1, 2006

Henry VI Part I is likely a collaborative play written by William Shakespeare and Thomas Nashe. It is thought it was written out of sequence, after Henry VI Parts II and III.

Last performed at the RSC as part of Michael Boyd's eight play Histories cycle, the play is often staged as part of a sequence of Shakespeare's History plays.

Here you can find a synopsis of the play, information on when Henry VI Part I was written and the sources the writers may have used.

Over the coming years the RSC is staging the entire Shakespearean canon on our stages. As the plays are staged, we will be adding more resources to these pages.

Photo: Katy Stephens as Joan la Pucelle in Henry VI Part I, 2006. Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC.

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