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The Limbs of This Great Sport

STRATFORD, ON— The fate of Shakespeare and Fletcher’s late history Henry VIII has been tumultuous, to say the least.  Cannon fire from the first production burned down the original Globe Theatre in 1613.  Defying augury, the new Globe Theatre mounted a respectable but ultimately forgettable revival in 2010.  Popular in the eighteenth and nineteenth century, […]

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Too Much i’ the Sun

Wolf Hall is a blockbuster in the best sense: running nearly six hours, it chronicles the rise of Thomas Cromwell (Ben Miles) from his early and lifelong friendship with Cardinal Thomas Wolsey (Paul Jesson) to his domination of Henry VIII’s (Nathaniel Parker) court, specifically detailing his orchestration of Henry’s divorce from Katherine of Aragon (Lucy Briers) and […]

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