The Life of King Henry the Eighth
Penguin Books, 1981 - 150 pagini
Caridad Svich offers a new take on the history play, which tells the story of Henry VIII's marriage to Anne Boleyn.
Shakespeare's Henry VIII is a story of a brazen race to power and the desire for an heir. Advised by Cardinal Wolsey, Henry VIII is caught between church and state as he meets Anne Boleyn and seeks to annul his marriage to Queen Katherine. This episodic and plot-driven play examines the machinations of royal power. Shakespeare's Henry VIII, in this new translation by Caridad Svich, is a swift-moving, complex tale of intrigue.
This translation of Henry VIII was written as part of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Play On! project, which commissioned new translations of thirty-nine Shakespeare plays. These translations present work from "The Bard" in language accessible to modern audiences while never losing the beauty of Shakespeare's verse. Enlisting the talents of a diverse group of contemporary playwrights, screenwriters, and dramaturges from diverse backgrounds, this project reenvisions Shakespeare for the twenty-first century. These volumes make these works available for the first time in print--a new First Folio for a new era.
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And of course two groups are bound to spring to mind : his earlier English history plays and the Romances . Like the former , Henry VIII is an English chronicle play , and if one considers the period of history which Shakespeare ...
Sir , call to mind That I have been your wife in this obedience Upward of twenty years , and have been blest With many children by you . If in the course And process of this time you can report , And prove it too , against mine honor ...
... my lords , The king will suffer but the little finger Of this man to be vexed ? CHAMBERLAIN ' Tis now too certain , 108 How much more is his life in value with him . Would I were fairly out on't ! 109 CROMWELL My mind gave me ...
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The Life of King Henry the Eighth: Complete and Unabridged
Vizualizare completă - 1893