Anne Boleyn
Paperback, 116 pages ISBN: 9781848420991Publication Date:
22 Jul 2010
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 116 pages ISBN: 9781780010212Publication Date:
8 Nov 2012
£9.99 £6.49You save £3.50 (35%)
First Staged:
Shakespeare's Globe 2010

Anne Boleyn

By Howard Brenton

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A celebration of a great English heroine, Anne Boleyn dramatises the life and legacy of Henry VIII’s notorious second wife, who helped change the course of the nation’s history.

Best New Play, Whatsonstage.com Awards

Traditionally seen as either the pawn of an ambitious family manoeuvred into the King’s bed or as a predator manipulating her way to power, Anne – and her ghost – are seen in a very different light in Howard Brenton’s epic play.

Rummaging through the dead Queen Elizabeth’s possessions upon coming to the throne in 1603, King James I finds alarming evidence that Anne was a religious conspirator, in love with Henry VIII but also with the most dangerous ideas of her day. She comes alive for him, a brilliant but reckless young woman confident in her sexuality, whose marriage and death transformed England for ever.

Press Quotes

'The play bursts through the constraints of costume drama. Brenton understands how to work the audience at the Globe...'

Independent

It takes a big, generous spirit to fill the Globe, and in this Brenton follows Shakespeare - not just with asides and soliloquies, but with a large colourful canvas.'

Daily Mail

'Anne Boleyn has drama, royalty, sex, scheming... in short, as much entertainment value as a Tudor execution'

Time Out

'Full of entertaining characters...Anne Boleyn is a fascinating take on this famously tumultuous era of British History'

Cambridge News, 2012

'This is no dry and dusty history lesson... a witty and engrossing impression of the times that gave birth to our first Elizabethan age, and the subsequent reformation.'

British Theatre Guide, 2012

'What an absolute delight... a beautifully written piece of theatre that instantly draws you in into the life and times of both Anne Boleyn and King James I...'

Whatsonstage.com
Paperback, 116 pages ISBN: 9781848420991Publication Date:
22 Jul 2010
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 116 pages ISBN: 9781780010212Publication Date:
8 Nov 2012
£9.99 £6.49You save £3.50 (35%)

Also by Howard Brenton:

Eternal Love
Drawing the Line
Berlin Bertie
Lawrence After Arabia
Miss Julie
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (stage version)
Dances of Death
Faust: Parts I & II
Hot Irons (Bin End Stock)
Paul
#aiww: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei
55 Days
Doctor Scroggy's War
The Blinding Light
Never So Good

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