Byline: Robert Gore-Langton
Richard II Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon 3hrs 15mins (includinginterval)
Henry IV Part 1 Courtyard Theatre, Stratfordupon-Avon 3hrs 10mins (including interval)
Henry IV Part 2 Courtyard Theatre, Stratfordupon-Avon 3hrs 10mins (including interval)
Two cheers only for this three-play marathon as the Royal Shakespeare Companyploughs through the History plays at its home in Stratford. I say two cheersbecause although Richard II is a superb production, the two Henrys aren't and,frankly, ten hours' theatre in a single day is a bottom-bruising event evenwhen the work is top-notch.
The shows all share one set …