Theater Abroad: Play That Never Was

No Edward IV appears in Shakespeare's first folio, and The Wars of the Roses is not found in his collected works. But both titles are prominently on display this summer at that most sanctified shrine of Shakespeariana, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford on Avon. And although Wars of the Roses is stuffed with lines that Shakespeare never wrote, it has won the unanimous praise of the London critics. "A landmark and beacon in the postwar English theater," said the Daily Mail's usually savage Bernard Levin.

Wars of the Roses is actually a...

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