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Henry VIII txt Henry VIII , text ebook Henry VIII , adobe reader Henry VIII , chapter 2 Henry VIII , Henry VIII 9ab04b Henry VIII Is A History Play Generally Believed To Be A Collaboration Between William Shakespeare And John Fletcher, Based On The Life Of Henry VIII Of England An Alternative Title, All Is True, Is Recorded In Contemporary Documents, The Title Henry VIII Not Appearing Until The Play S Publication In The First Folio Of 1623 Stylistic Evidence Indicates That Individual Scenes Were Written By Either Shakespeare Or His Collaborator And Successor, John Fletcher It Is Also Somewhat Characteristic Of The Late Romances In Its Structure It Is Noted For Having Stage Directions Than Any Of Shakespeare S Other Plays 1 During A Performance Of Henry VIII At The Globe Theatre In 1613, A Cannon Shot Employed For Special Effects Ignited The Theatre S Thatched Roof And The Beams , Burning The Original Building To The Ground.


About the Author: William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare baptised 26 April 1564 was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world s pre eminent dramatist He is often called England s national poet and the Bard of Avon or simply The Bard His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems His plays have been tr William Shakespeare baptised 26 April 1564 was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world s pre eminent dramatist He is often called England s national poet and the Bard of Avon or simply The Bard His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performedoften than those of any other playwright.Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford upon Avon Scholars believe that he died on his fifty second birthday, coinciding with St George s Day.At the age of 18 he married Anne Hathaway, who bore him three children Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith Between 1585 and 1592 he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of the playing company the Lord Chamberlain s Men, later known as the King s Men He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later Few records of Shakespeare s private life survive, and there has been considerable speculation about such matters as his sexuality, religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1590 and 1613 His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of the sixteenth century Next he wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, considered some of the finest examples in the English language In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, and collaborated with other playwrights Many of his plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy during his lifetime, and in 1623, two of his former theatrical colleagues published the First Folio, a collected edition of his dramatic works that included all but two of the plays now recognised as Shakespeare s.Shakespeare was a respected poet and playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its present heights until the nineteenth century The Romantics, in particular, acclaimed Shakespeare s genius, and the Victorians hero worshipped Shakespeare with a reverence that George Bernard Shaw called bardolatry In the twentieth century, his work was repeatedly adopted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance His plays remain highly popular today and are consistently performed and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world.According to historians, Shakespeare wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets throughout the span of his life Shakespeare s writing average was 1.5 plays a year since he first started writing in 1589 There have been plays and sonnets attributed to Shakespeare that were not authentically written by the great master of language and literature



10 thoughts on “Henry VIII

  1. says:

    There are lots of things about this play that please and impress me, but somehow I don t think it quite works The best things about it are two scenes probably by Fletcher the sympathetic portrait of Katharine of Aragon s self defense and the dignified soliloquy of the disgraced Cardinal Wolsey after his fall The next best thing is the artful, ironic context Shakespeare builds around them, first by creating a magnificent description of the wrestling match staged between Henry VIII and Francis There are lots of things about this play that please and impress me, but somehow I don t think it quite works The best things about it are two scenes probably by Fletcher the sympathetic portra...


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    Book Review3 of 5 stars to Henry VIII, a play written in 1613 by William Shakespeare This play originally had a different title and there is also some suspicion that it was co written with another person at the time It was towards the end of Shakespeare s career where while his brilliance had grown quite impressive, his fame and fortune was also being thrustandinto the spotlight to the point of being accused of some level of crimes against the government Similarly, the battlesBook Review3 of 5 stars to Henry VIII, a play written in 1613 by William Shakespeare This play originally had a different title and there is also some suspicion that it was co written with another person at the t...


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    I can t say that the writing is bad, per se,that the topic is unworthy except for being an obligatory propagandist piece to prop up the worthiness of the Anglican church versus the Catholics.I m sure no one is surprised on this count.There s rather less of the real drama that surrounded the King the man and all his travails or misogyny surrounding his six wives or the interesting women surrounding this historic character, rather it s just the focus on the single quasi divorce still under t I can t say that the writing is bad, per se,that the topic is unworthy except for being an obligatory propagandist piece to prop up the worthiness of the Anglican church versus the Catholics.I m sure no one is surprised on this count.There s rather less of the real drama that surrounded the King the man and all his travails or misogyny surrounding his six wives or the interestin...


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    A rare chance to hear Shakespeare s last play, starring Matthew Marsh and Patrick Malahide Originally recorded to mark the 500th anniversary of the accession of Henry VIII.In 1509, the 17 year old Henry acceded to the throne of England Shakespeare s play, co authored with John Fletcher, opens with the arrest for treason of the Duke of Buckingham 12 years later, and tells the story of Henry s struggle to divorce Katherine of Aragon, and the c A rare chance to hear Shakespeare s last play, starring Matthew Ma...


  5. says:

    Men s evil manners live in brass their virtues we write in waterShakespeare Fletcher, Henry VIIIWhat do you get when you co write a play and the other guy phones it in What do you do when the other guy is William Shakespeare and his phoned in stuff is still better than most writing you ve seen or your own writing I guess you just do what you do, write your scenes, work hard, and shut up Here are my three main knocks against this play 1 Phoned in by the Bard see also CymbelineMen s evil manners live in brass their virtues we write in waterShakespeare Fletcher, Henry VIIIWhat do you get when you co write a play and the other guy phones it in What do you do when the other guy is William Shakespeare and his phoned in stuff is still better than most writing you ve seen or your own writing I guess you just do what you do, write your scenes, work hard, and shut up Here are my three main knocks aga...


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    Make no mistake, Henry VIII is not a bad play It rates 2 stars only because it doesn t hold up against the 3 and 4 star ratings I ve given other Shakespeare plays here on my shelves.The biggest problem Henry VIII has is a lack of focus and or a central character.In terms of focus, we go from Katherine s divorce to Wolsey s downfall to Cranmer s rise to Elizabeth s baptism All in five acts There s too much here to adequately develop in the scope of a single play even in the hands of a mast Make no mistake, Henry VIII is not a bad play It rates 2 stars only because ...


  7. says:

    Previously, things I ve read covering the historically crucial events surrounding Henry VIII s divorce and subsequent break from the Catholic Church have focused on Wolsey, More, Cromwell and Henry himself, ignoring Katherine, whom Henry is dumping in favour of Anne Boleyn This is different Thomas More is conspicuous by his absence he s not even name dropped and Katherine is very much fro...


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    Shakespeare s Comeback31 August 2015 You know those directors authors who go into retirement or even sporting heroes, but this is book website so I don t think sports stars quite cut it and then a few years later decided to make a comeback with another movie book and despite all of the hype it ends out being littlethan rubbish Well, this is one of those books Yes, I know, it was written by William Shakespeare, and yes, I know, I have given it two stars, so I guess you probably think I Shakespeare s Comeback31 August 2015 You know those directors authors who go into retirement or even sporting heroes, but this is book website so I don t think sports stars quite cut it and then a few years later decided to make a comeback with another movie book and despite all of the hype it ends out being littlethan rubbish Well...


  9. says:

    Read this play in a day as well, not because I liked it, but it was kind of boring to be honest I thought I d like it because I knew who Henry VIII was before hand However, like most of Shakespeare s Histories they tend to get boring for me and feels like he was forced to righ...


  10. says:

    Chewed through this mainly because I badly sprained my ankle and am stuck in bed, and saw the BBC production of it but could barely follow it and felt vaguely guilty, like I d slighted Will or something After reading it and viewing it once again and focusing on the long, detailed critical introduction by Jay L Halio which was quite good and hardly at all stiff , what strikes me is not how it s about Henry VIII because it isn t, really, just as King John isn t really about that king and Hen Chewed through this mainly because I badly sprained my ankle and am stuck in bed, and saw th...


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