Morte d'Arthur
Paperback, 132 pages ISBN: 9781848420953Publication Date:
10 Jun 2010
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
RSC, Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 2010

Morte d'Arthur (stage version)

By Thomas Malory Adapted by Mike Poulton

Paperback £9.99£7.99

There is limited availability of this title. Please enquire before placing your order.

Sir Thomas Malory's classic telling of the Legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table is a cornerstone of English Literature, and has captured the imagination of generations. Mike Poulton's adaptation brings the familiar and not-so-familiar tales of Britain's first great epic to spectacular theatrical life.

The adventure begins with the pulling of the magic sword from the stone, moves on to the establishment of the Round Table and the Quest for the Holy Grail, and ends with the death of the 'once and future king'. Woven through the narrative is the great love story of Launcelot and Guenever.

This stage adaptation of Morte D'Arthur was first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, in June 2010.

Press Quotes

'Grandeur and pathos, foxy cameos and fine jokes... a beautifully judged text by Mike Poulton, simplifying but drawing the archaic beauty from Malory's 1485 book'

The Times

'As poignant and emotive as any Shakespeare history play'

Evening Standard
Paperback,132 pages ISBN: 9781848420953Publication Date:
10 Jun 2010
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Mike Poulton:

Luise Miller
The Father
The Other Boleyn Girl
A Tale of Two Cities
The York Mystery Plays
Bring Up the Bodies (stage version)
Wolf Hall (stage version)
Imperium: The Cicero Plays
Judgement Day
Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies (stage version)
The Canterbury Tales
Don Carlos

Go to author page...

Similar Titles
A fast and bloody black comedy that sheds light on four of the most ignored figures in English history – the knights...
A landmark dramatisation for the Royal Shakespeare Company of one of the foundation stones of English literature.
The greatest story ever told, in a version by Mike Poulton, premiered at York Minster in May 2016.
A play about an outbreak of the plague in a small Derbyshire village in 1665.
A riotously comic adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' classic novel, originally performed by physical-comedy theatre compa...
A sweet-hearted tale of a washed-up knight-of-old, from the grandfather of modern Scottish playwriting.