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October 30, 1994 | Lawrence Christon, Lawrence Christon is a Times staff writer
Director Katie Mitchell's condensation of the Shakespearean trilogy "Henry VI" echoes Yeats' lament: "The best lack all conviction / while the worst are full of passionate intensity." Yeats could have been writing about gentle Henry and his eventual successor, the Machiavellian Richard III, in the complex 30-year struggle that made up the War of the Roses. But he was looking out over the 20th Century. So is she.
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October 30, 1994 | Lawrence Christon, Lawrence Christon is a Times staff writer
Director Katie Mitchell's condensation of the Shakespearean trilogy "Henry VI" echoes Yeats' lament: "The best lack all conviction / while the worst are full of passionate intensity." Yeats could have been writing about gentle Henry and his eventual successor, the Machiavellian Richard III, in the complex 30-year struggle that made up the War of the Roses. But he was looking out over the 20th Century. So is she.
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