tHEATER THINK

Welcome to Theater Think. Here we will be talking about all things theater. Our first series of posts will be about Shakespeare and his writings.

King John

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Shakespeare here tells the story of a failed King who is not politically savvy – King John. The play starts with his father’s desire for him to have the throne, but the throne is refused to him by King Richard. Later, he takes a throne and kills a small child who is set to be the heir to the throne. The part of the story that really speaks to us is the boy, Arthur’s mother’s grief, where she ends up committing suicide.

King John loses all his supporters , gets the Catholic church behind him, but it is too little, too late. In the end King John is poisoned by a monk. It is a tragic story of the lust for power, how it hurts you and those around you.