Snowflake theatre-goers warned about blood and gore in Shakespearean plays — 400 years after they were written

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SNOWFLAKE theatre-goers are being warned about violence in two Shakespeare plays — more than 400 years after they were written.

The Globe Theatre tells audiences to expect blood and gore during Richard III and Henry VI.

Theatre-goers are being warned about blood and gore in two of Shakespeare’s plays — including ‘Richard III’, pictured — 400 years after they were written
Royal Shakespeare Company

The venue, on the site of the Bard’s original playhouse in London, says: “The show contains brutal portrayals of war, violence and murder.”

Richard III tells how a scheming hunchback aristocrat murders his way to the throne.

The Henry VI trilogy documents the violent conflicts among English and French nobles during the reign of a weak and mentally fragile monarch.


One theatre-goer ridiculed the warnings, saying: “Richard III is one of Shakespeare’s darkest and most violent plays.

“And the audience will know that when they book. We really don’t need to be warned.

“It was written more than 400 years ago, so the plot is hardly a shock.”

The Globe Theatre tells audiences to expect blood and gore during Shakespeare’s Richard III and Henry VI
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