Creation Theatre explore Henry VIII
“These are stars indeed;
And sometimes falling ones.”
In Shakespeare and Fletcher’s play, Henry VIII, also known as All is True, the stars of Tudor history begin to fall, one by one. First Henry’s queen, Katherine of Aragon, tumbles from grace; then his beloved advisor, Cardinal Wolsey, loses his grasp on power. Will Henry himself be next?
Join Creation Theatre in a live hour-long exploration of this rarely staged history play, perhaps now best remembered as the play which was being performed when the Globe theatre caught fire in 1613.
The performance will end with a short question and answer session, in which you are invited to discuss the play and to draw your own conclusions about its retelling of history. The play may be called All is True but such a title only begs the question: is it?
Bookings are required for this performance please click here to reserve your place.
Funded by TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities).
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