Henry VIII

by William Shakespeare, Barbara A. Mowat, Paul Werstine

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 ofEngland.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.57 out of 5
  • Published February 6th 2007 by Simon & Schuster
  • Original Title: All Is True
  • ISBN: 0743273303 (ISBN13: 9780743273305)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Characters: Anne Boleyn
  • Thomas More
  • Katherine of Aragon
  • Elizabeth I of England
  • Charles Brandon
  • 1st Duke of Suffolk...more
  • Thomas Cromwell
  • Thomas Cranmer
  • Thomas Wolsey
  • Stephen Gardiner
  • Henry VIII of England
  • Eustace Chapuys
  • Edward Stafford
  • 3rd Duke of Buckingham
  • George Nevill
  • 5th Baron Bergavenny
  • Thomas Howard
  • 3rd Duke of Norfolk
  • 2nd Earl of Surrey
  • Sir Henry Marney
  • Thomas Lovell
  • Charles Knevet
  • Charles Somerset
  • 1st Earl of Worcester
  • William Sandys
  • 1st Baron Sandys
  • Henry Guildford
  • Nicholas Vaux
  • 1st Baron Vaux of Harrowden
  • Lorenzo Campeggio
  • John Longland
  • Bishop of Lincoln
  • Griffith
  • attendant to Katherine of Aragon
  • Thomas Howard
  • 2nd Duke of Norfolk
  • Thomas Wriothesley
  • 1st Earl of Southampton
  • Thomas Audley
  • 1st Baron Audley of Walden
  • Patience (Lady in waiting to Katherine of Aragon)
  • Anthony Denny
  • Dr. William Butts
  • William Warham
  • Stephen Peacock
  • Lord Mayor of London
  • Nicholas Hopkins
  • John de la Court
  • Old Lady (Attendant to Anne Boleyn)
  • Gilbert Park...less

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 more 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.