Tag Archives: Henry VIII

David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s HENRY VIII: A Retelling in Prose — Act 2, Scene 4

— 2.4 — In a hall in Blackfriars, the inquiry regarding the legitimacy of the marriage of King Henry VIII and Queen Catherine was about to begin. Trumpets and cornets sounded, and then a number of people in a procession … Continue reading

Posted in Shakespeare | Tagged | Leave a comment

David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s HENRY VIII: A Retelling in Prose — Act 2, Scene 3

— 2.3 — Anne Boleyn and an Old Lady talked in an antechamber of Queen Catherine’s apartments. In the middle of a conversation, Anne Boleyn said, “Not for that neither. Here’s the pang that torments: His highness having lived so … Continue reading

Posted in Shakespeare | Tagged | Leave a comment

David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s HENRY VIII: A Retelling in Prose — Act 2, Scene 2

— 2.2 — Lord Chamberlain read a letter out loud in an antechamber in the palace: “My lord, concerning the horses your lordship sent for, with all the care I had I made sure that they were well chosen, broken … Continue reading

Posted in Shakespeare | Tagged | Leave a comment

David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s HENRY VIII: A Retelling in Prose — Act 2, Scene 1

— 2.1 — Two gentlemen met on a street in Westminster. The first gentleman asked, “Where are you going so quickly?” “Oh, may God save you!” the second gentleman said, recognizing the first gentleman. “I am going to Westminster Hall … Continue reading

Posted in Shakespeare | Tagged | Leave a comment

David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s HENRY VIII: A Retelling in Prose — Act 1, Scene 4

— 1.4 — In a hall in York Place, a small table had been placed under a canopy of state for Cardinal Wolsey. A longer table was for the guests. Anne Boleyn and several other ladies and gentlemen who were … Continue reading

Posted in Shakespeare | Tagged | Leave a comment

David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s HENRY VIII: A Retelling in Prose — Act 1, Scene 3

— 1.3 — In a room of the palace in London, Lord Chamberlain and Lord Sands talked. Lord Chamberlain asked, “Is it possible that the spells of France should trick men into such bizarre fashions?” Lord Sands replied, “New customs, … Continue reading

Posted in Shakespeare | Tagged | Leave a comment

David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s HENRY VIII: A Retelling in Prose — Act 1, Scene 2

— 1.2 — King Henry VIII, leaning on Cardinal Wolsey’s shoulder, walked into the Council Chamber of the palace in London. Sir Thomas Lovell and some other nobles accompanied them. Henry VIII sat on a throne on a dais. Cardinal … Continue reading

Posted in Shakespeare | Tagged | Leave a comment