Edward III

King Edward IIIKing Edward III by William Shakespeare

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

A play published anonymously, and only recently seen as written by Shakespeare. So it isn't in most of the collected works of Shakespeare!

This felt in my amateur judgment like an early nationalistic piece. The King begins badly, by pursuing adultery, but repents before following through. Then he fights France and conquers, sending his son the prince into battle to win his spurs. He does. End of story.

This play doesn't have the depth of most other WS plays.

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