Henry VIII by SHAKESPEARE, William

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This is Shakespeare's dutiful trubute to one of the most imposing and terrifying rulers in European history. The kingdom trembles as the giant monarch storms through his midlife crisis, disposing of the faithful Katharine of Aragon and starting a new life and, the king hopes, a line of succession with the captivating young Anne Bullen. Unlike his predecessors, Henry has no doubt about the security of his tenure on the throne, and dominates the royal court with absolute authority. The play has a surprising modern flavour: there is even a set of "Royal watchers" - the three gossipy gentlemen! (Summary by Algy Pug) Cast: Anne Bullen: Arielle Lipshaw Archbishop of Cranmer: Martin Geeson Bishop Lincoln: Dale Burgess Brandon: Algy Pug Capucius: Algy Pug Cardinal Campeius: Lars Rolander Cardinal Wolsey: Bruce Pirie Chorus: Ruth Golding Crier: Ezwa Cromwell: Dale Burgess Doctor Butts: Matthew Reece Duke of Buckingham: Peter Bishop Duke of Norfolk: John Fricker Duke of Suffolk: Elizabeth Klett Earl of Surrey: Tricia G First Gentleman: Readalot First Secretary: Amy Gramour Gardiner: Michael Irskens Garter: Arielle Lipshaw Gentleman: Paul Andrews Griffith: Ric F Henry VIII: Algy Pug Keeper: Paul Andrews Lord Abergavenny: Paul Andrews Lord Chamberlain: Matthew Reece Lord Chancellor: Jason Bortles Lord Sands: Timothy Ferguson Man: David Lawrence Messenger: Arielle Lipshaw Old Lady: rashada Page: Roseanne Schmidt Patience: Ruth Golding Porter: Algy Pug Queen Katharine: Elizabeth Klett Scribe: Arielle Lipshaw Second Gentleman: Amy Gramour Sergeant: Ernst Pattynama Servant: Ana Sir Anthony Denny: Ernst Pattynama Sir Henry Guildford: Martin Geeson Sir Nicholas Vaux: Algy Pug Sir Thomas Lovell: Paul Adams Surveyor: Aimi Third Gentleman: Veggrower Narrator: Tricia G Song performed by Ezwa Audio edited by: Algy Pug

6 episodes available. A new episode about every 0 hours averaging 29 mins duration .