The Histories

These are categorized and ordered in accordance with the contents of the First Folio (1623). Select the play title for production history and related postcards. Select character names for related character postcards.

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King John

Richard II

Henry V

Richard III

Henry VIII


The first postcard image to the right shows Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree as Cardinal Wolsey, Arthur Bourchier as King Henry VIII, and Violet Vanbrugh as Queen Katharine of Aragon in a production of King Henry VIII.

The image below it on the right shows the cast of a production of King Richard II featuring William Haviland, Lily Brayton, Henry Beerbohm Tree, and Oscar Asche in the roles of the Duke of Norfolk, the Queen, Richard II, and Bolingbroke, respectively.