The Chop Bard podcast passionatley picks apart the plays of William Shakespeare, scene by scene, line by line, in search of entertainment and understanding, offering a fresh and entertaining look at some old goods- it is the cure for boring Shakespeare.

Current Series

Henry 6 part 3

Episode 211 | Born With Teeth

Henry VI part 3 – Act V Scene 5, 6, 7
King Edward gets to work securing his reign. But restoring the peace means dealing with Margaret, the prince, and Henry VI. Richard takes matters into his own hands.


Episode 210 | Die We Must

Henry VI part 3 – Act V Scene 1, 2, 3, 4
As the final battles play out, an end comes early for one of the mightiest, and not even a passionate speech from Margaret can save the day.


Episode 209 | Two Kings One Throne

Henry VI part 3 – Act IV Scene 5, 6, 7, 8
Kings rescued, friends gathered, a glimmer of hope for the future, and the scent of battle wafting on the air.


Episode 208 | Warwick’s Revenge

Henry VI part 3 – Act IV Scene 1, 2, 3, 4
The crown is once again put in jeopardy, as King Edward refuses to see the error of his actions, and favors his new wife’s family over his own brothers.


Episode 207 | Bona Scorned

Henry VI part 3 – Act III scene 3
Margaret and her Son Prince Edward travel to France seeking aid from King Lewis, just as Warwick arrives with a tempting offer for alliance with England.


Episode 206 | A Dream of Sovereignty

Henry VI part 3 – Act III scene 1, 2
Henry returns in disguise, as Edward abuses his power, and Richard contemplates his future.


Episode 205 | The Woeful King

Henry VI part 3 – Act II Scene 3, 4, 5, 6
A bloody battle is underway, and Henry must bear witness to the cruelties of civil war.


Episode 204 | My Three Suns

Henry VI part 3 – Act II scene 1, 2
After the brutal execution of York, it’s now up to his sons and Warwick to pick up the pieces and carry on reaching for the crown. Margaret is not at all impressed.

  1. Threshing with flails


Episode 203 | Alas, Poor York

Henry VI part 3 – Act I Scene 2, 3, 4
As York’s sons urge him to reconsider his oath, Margaret and Clifford unleash their fury.


Episode 202 | The Crown Undone

Henry VI part 3 – Act I scene 1
To avoid further bloodshed, King Henry makes a desperate proclamation. I’m not not sure the Queen will agree.