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Wars of the Roses

Author(s): William Shakespeare
Company: Royal Shakespeare Company

"In cruelty will I seek out my fame"

The tussle for the English crown escalates to the battlefield and the families of Lancaster and York drench their brutal conflict in sweat and blood. As power is shunted back and forth, there is deceit, betrayal and murder at every turn. The scene is set for the final chapter as we get our first glimpse of the ambitious and manipulative Duke of Gloucester—soon to become Richard III.

With more battles than any other Shakespeare play, Wars of the Roses is a thrilling climax to Shakespeare’s three-part Henry VI saga of nationhood and power: who will emerge victorious?

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