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Let’s play: The bastardy of Philip Faulconbridge (A1S1, King John)

Let’s play the second half of A1S1 of King John, where Robert and Philip Faulconbridge ask for King John’s judgement on whether Philip Faulconbridge is a bastard or not. Play the scene from the entrance of  Robert Faulconbridge and his brother Philip. This extract shows the vigour of Philip Faulconbridge – a feature of the whole play:

All the scripts except Gurney are in Parts and Cue format.  Gurney’s part is in Highlit Text so that player can also act as prompt for the scene. All players should scroll down to just after the stage direction, ‘Enter Robert Faulconbridge, and Philip the Bastard‘ and starts with King John’s line: ‘What men are you?’

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