Baker, Herschel. Introduction to Henry VI, Parts 1, 2, and 3, by William Shakespeare. In the Riverside Shakespeare, edited by G. Blakemore Evans, 587-95. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1974. Baker provides a discussion of al three plays, as well as a useful family tree of the descendants of King Edward III. He calls Henry VI, Part Three "a play of battles, each more savage than the last," and describes Shakespeare's characterization of Richard of Gloucester as a "new advance" in the playwright's skills.
Bergeron, David M. "The Play-within-the Play in...
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