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Henry VIII


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"Henry VIII"
Excerp from Act 2, Scene 4: A hall in Black-Friars.

Actors: Julian Glover (Henry VIII), Jane Lapotaire (Queen Katherine)

Clip Length: 1 min 50 sec
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England's most infamous son must do the unthinkable in order to secure the unattainable.

And woe betide anyone who stands in his way.

Henry VIII: portrait of a serial husband

Rated R. Contains scenes of marital and gastronomic excess.

"Rex horribilis,"
- E. Windsor


aka "All Is True"

Written in collaboration with John Fletcher between 1612 and 1613

In performance by June 1613

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"Henry VIII" at
"Henry VIII: Entire Play"

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"Henry VIII" at
"Shakespeare Resource Center - Henry VIII"

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