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Henry VIII

Henry VIII (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Shakespeare, William

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The portrait of a monarchy in crisis, this historical drama concerns the famous king's efforts to secure a divorce from his dignified and popular queen in order to marry an enchanting courtesan and produce a male heir. The play ranks among Shakespeare's most sumptuous and spectac...ular works, offering a splendid pageant of masques and royal ceremony. Occasional lapses in historical accuracy are compensated for by keen psychological and political insights, vivid characterizations, and evocative language.Possibly the last of Shakespeare's dramas, Henry VIII was almost certainly co-written with John Fletcher. It is a play of farewells ― to the world, to life, to power ― in which major historical characters make memorable exits, including Cardinal Wolsey's rueful observation: Had I but served my God with half the zeal/I served my king, he would not in mine age/Have left me naked to mine enemies. Nevertheless, the play ends in triumph and hopeful expectations with the prophecy of the coming Elizabethan age.
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ISBN 9780486796925
Released AU 17 Jun 2015
Publisher Dover Publications Inc.
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780486796925
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher Dover Publications Inc.
Imprint Dover Publications Inc.
Released 17 Jun 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Shakespeare, William
Series Dover Thrift Editions
Category Creative Writing & Creative Writing Guides
Shakespeare plays, texts
Number of Pages 96
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 8mm
Dewey Code 822.33
Weight 136g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress History, Great Britain, Henry, Drama, Great Britain - History - Henry VIII, 1509-1547
NBS Text Drama Texts, Plays & Screenplays
ONIX Text General/trade