History Theatre / AManForAllSeasons

15th May '18 8:22:42 PM Mdumas43073
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In 2006, BBC Radio 4 broadcast a radio version for their Saturday Play, using music composed by Henry VIII himself and featuring Charles Dance as Sir Thomas More.

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In 2006, BBC Radio 4 broadcast a radio version for their Saturday Play, ''Saturday Play'', using music composed by Henry VIII himself and featuring Charles Dance as Sir Thomas More.More.



* DatingWhatDaddyHates: Meg's boyfriend Will Roper is a fine young man from a good family who's been called to the Bar and later offered a seat in Parliament. He just happens to be a Lutheran or in More's words a heretic. Roper eventually goes back to Catholicism, and marries Meg.

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* DatingWhatDaddyHates: Meg's boyfriend Will Roper is a fine young man from a good family who's been called to the Bar and later offered a seat in Parliament. He just happens to be a Lutheran Lutheran, or in More's words view a heretic. Roper eventually goes back to Catholicism, and marries Meg.
14th May '18 1:40:00 PM MargaretC
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* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: Cromwell is Henry's agent, and does most of the "diagreeable tasks" in the play. Notably the King himself doesn't order Norfolk to join the conspiracy against More, he has Cromwell do it for him instead.

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* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: Cromwell is Henry's agent, and does most of the "diagreeable "disagreeable tasks" in the play. Notably the King himself doesn't order Norfolk to join the conspiracy against More, he has Cromwell do it for him instead.
7th Mar '18 12:44:16 AM PaulA
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* DeadlyDecadentCourt: Being a government offical does not entail job security when Henry VIII is in charge. If you fail him or displease him expect a trumped up charge of treason somehwhere in your future.

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* DeadlyDecadentCourt: Being a government offical does not entail job security when Henry VIII is in charge. If you fail him or displease him expect a trumped up charge of treason somehwhere somewhere in your future.



* JokerJury: The jury of More's trial is composed of broomsticks wearing hats, expect the Common Man, who's the foreman.

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* JokerJury: The jury of More's trial is composed of broomsticks wearing hats, expect except the Common Man, who's the foreman.
7th Mar '18 12:43:17 AM PaulA
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->'''Wolsey''': Now, explain how you, as a councillor of England, can obstruct these measures for the sake of your own private conscience.\\

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->'''Wolsey''': ->'''Wolsey:''' Now, explain how you, as a councillor of England, can obstruct these measures for the sake of your own private conscience.\\



--> '''More''': Richard, it profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world...But for ''[[ComicallySmallBribe Wales]]''?

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--> '''More''': '''More:''' Richard, it profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world...But for ''[[ComicallySmallBribe Wales]]''?



-->'''Wolsey''': The King wants a son- what are you going to do about it?\\
'''More''': ''(dry)'' I'm very sure the King needs no advice from me on what to do about it.

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-->'''Wolsey''': -->'''Wolsey:''' The King wants a son- what are you going to do about it?\\
'''More''': ''(dry)'' '''More:''' ''[dry]'' I'm very sure the King needs no advice from me on what to do about it.



-->'''Lady Alice''': Poor, silly man, do you think they'll leave you here to think?\\
'''More''': If we govern our tongues they will!

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-->'''Lady Alice''': Alice:''' Poor, silly man, do you think they'll leave you here to think?\\
'''More''': '''More:''' If we govern our tongues they will!



--> '''Wolsey:''' More, you should have been a cleric!
--> '''More:''' Like yourself, Your Grace?

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--> '''Wolsey:''' -->'''Wolsey:''' More, you should have been a cleric!
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cleric!\\
'''More:''' Like yourself, Your Grace?



-->'''William Roper''': So, now you give the Devil the benefit of law!\\
'''Sir Thomas More''': Yes! What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?\\
'''William Roper''': Yes, I'd cut down every law in England to do that!\\
'''Sir Thomas More''': Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned 'round on you, [[ArmorPiercingQuestion where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat]]? This country is planted thick with laws, from coast to coast, Man's laws, not God's! And if you cut them down, and you're just the man to do it, do you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I'd give the Devil benefit of law, [[PragmaticHero for my own safety's sake]]!

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-->'''William Roper''': Roper:''' So, now you give the Devil the benefit of law!\\
'''Sir Thomas More''': More:''' Yes! What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?\\
'''William Roper''': Roper:''' Yes, I'd cut down every law in England to do that!\\
'''Sir Thomas More''': More:''' Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned 'round on you, [[ArmorPiercingQuestion where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat]]? This country is planted thick with laws, from coast to coast, Man's laws, not God's! And if you cut them down, and you're just the man to do it, do you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I'd give the Devil benefit of law, [[PragmaticHero for my own safety's sake]]!



--> '''Norfolk:''' "The moment Thomas knew the cup was a bribe he dropped it into the nearest ''gutter''."

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--> '''Norfolk:''' "The The moment Thomas knew the cup was a bribe he dropped it into the nearest ''gutter''."
7th Mar '18 12:36:32 AM PaulA
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* TheCameo: In the movie, Vanessa Redgrave is onscreen for about a minute as Anne Boleyn.
6th Mar '18 8:44:19 PM jamespolk
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* TheCameo: In the movie, Vanessa Redgrave is onscreen for about a minute as Anne Boleyn.
2nd Mar '18 9:22:26 PM Mdumas43073
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->'''Cardinal Thomas Wolsey''': Now, explain how you, as a councillor of England, can obstruct these measures for the sake of your own private conscience.\\
'''Sir Thomas More:''' I think that when statesmen forsake their own private conscience for the sake of their public duties, they lead their country by a short route to chaos.

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->'''Cardinal Thomas Wolsey''': ->'''Wolsey''': Now, explain how you, as a councillor of England, can obstruct these measures for the sake of your own private conscience.\\
'''Sir Thomas More:''' '''More:''' I think that when statesmen forsake their own private conscience for the sake of their public duties, they lead their country by a short route to chaos.
2nd Mar '18 9:18:27 PM Mdumas43073
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->'''Cardinal Thomas Wolsey''': Now, explain how you, as a councillor of England, can obstruct these measures for the sake of your own private conscience.\\
'''Sir Thomas More:''' I think that when statesmen forsake their own private conscience for the sake of their public duties, they lead their country by a short route to chaos.
2nd Mar '18 9:09:32 PM Mdumas43073
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''A Man for All Seasons'' is an award-winning play written by Creator/RobertBolt and InspiredBy actual historic events. After successful runs in London (1960) and New York (1962), it was adapted to film in 1966. The play and film made a star of Paul Scofield, who won both a Tony Award and an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for his performance. The movie picked up five additional Oscars, including Best Adapted Screenplay (Bolt), Best Director (Fred Zinneman), and Best Picture. Also in the film's cast are Creator/WendyHiller, Leo [=McKern=], Robert Shaw, Creator/OrsonWelles, Susannah York, and Creator/JohnHurt.

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''A Man for All Seasons'' is an award-winning play written by Creator/RobertBolt and InspiredBy actual historic events. After successful runs in London (1960) and New York (1962), it was adapted to film in 1966. The play and the film made a star of Paul Scofield, who won both a Tony Award and an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for his performance. The movie picked up five additional Oscars, including Best Adapted Screenplay (Bolt), Best Director (Fred Zinneman), and Best Picture. Also in the film's cast are Creator/WendyHiller, Leo [=McKern=], Robert Shaw, Creator/OrsonWelles, Susannah York, and Creator/JohnHurt.
18th Feb '18 3:21:10 PM Joyce
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** However, Henry began his affair with Anne after he ended his affair with her sister, Mary Boleyn, which was also biblically dubious. The term for intercourse with two family members is called "affinity".
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