History Theatre / TheLionInWinter

30th Jan '18 7:23:57 AM moloch
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The play was made into a film released in 1968, starring Creator/PeterOToole as Henry and Creator/KatharineHepburn as Eleanor; James Goldman wrote the adapted screenplay. It was also the film debut of Creator/TimothyDalton (as Philip of France) and Creator/AnthonyHopkins (as Richard). In 2003, it was adapted again for TV, with Creator/PatrickStewart and Creator/GlennClose.

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The play was made into a film released in 1968, starring Creator/PeterOToole as Henry and Creator/KatharineHepburn as Eleanor; James Goldman wrote the adapted screenplay. It was also the film debut of Creator/TimothyDalton (as Philip of France) and Creator/AnthonyHopkins (as Richard). In 2003, it was adapted again for TV, with Creator/PatrickStewart and Creator/GlennClose.
Creator/GlennClose. It was actually O'Toole's second appearance as Henry - he also played the king in ''Film/{{Becket}}'', released four years earlier.
19th Sep '17 4:39:47 AM GothicProphet
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* TearJerker: Alais breaks down and cries in her rival Eleanor's arms and calls her 'Maman' reminding us that Eleanor is also the only mother Alais can remember as her biological mother [[DeathByChildbirth died birthing her]].
12th Sep '17 5:49:16 PM nombretomado
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The play was made into a film released in 1968, starring Creator/PeterOToole as Henry and Creator/KatharineHepburn as Eleanor; James Goldman wrote the adapted screenplay. It was also the film debut of TimothyDalton (as Philip of France) and AnthonyHopkins (as Richard). In 2003, it was adapted again for TV, with Creator/PatrickStewart and Creator/GlennClose.

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The play was made into a film released in 1968, starring Creator/PeterOToole as Henry and Creator/KatharineHepburn as Eleanor; James Goldman wrote the adapted screenplay. It was also the film debut of TimothyDalton Creator/TimothyDalton (as Philip of France) and AnthonyHopkins Creator/AnthonyHopkins (as Richard). In 2003, it was adapted again for TV, with Creator/PatrickStewart and Creator/GlennClose.
8th Aug '17 8:56:40 PM Angeldeb82
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* ButtMonkey: [[UsefulNotes/KingJohnOfEngland John]]. [[TruthInTelevision Historical in that as the youngest son]] he'd traditionally inherit the least (hence the real-life nickname of "Lackland"). Made painful in this telling because Henry's attempts to favor him over Richard and Geoff have turned John into a clueless spoiled brat.

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* ButtMonkey: [[UsefulNotes/KingJohnOfEngland John]]. John.]] [[TruthInTelevision Historical in that as the youngest son]] he'd traditionally inherit the least (hence the real-life nickname of "Lackland"). Made painful in this telling because Henry's attempts to favor him over Richard and Geoff have turned John into a clueless spoiled brat.



* CantStandThemCantLiveWithoutThem: Henry and Eleanor in spades.

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* CantStandThemCantLiveWithoutThem: CantLiveWithThemCantLiveWithoutThem: Henry and Eleanor in spades.



** Richard [[spoiler:refusing to flinch when Henry raises his sword to execute him for Richard's rebellion.]]

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** Richard [[spoiler:refusing to flinch when Henry raises his sword to execute him for Richard's rebellion.]]rebellion]].



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Eleanor baulks when [[spoiler:Geoffrey and Richard suggest secretly killing Henry.]]

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Eleanor baulks when [[spoiler:Geoffrey and Richard suggest secretly killing Henry.]]Henry]].



* ExactEavesdropping: Subverted: Philip made more and more people hide behind a curtain and then exposed things with every newcomer, while also showing the latest curtain-inhabitant that he was overheard himself. (Good job if you understood that sentence after reading it only once!).

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* ExactEavesdropping: Subverted: Philip made more and more people hide behind a curtain and then exposed things with every newcomer, while also showing the latest curtain-inhabitant that he was overheard himself. (Good job if you understood that sentence after reading it only once!).once!)



* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: When it's Eleanor of Aquitaine, a Real-Life ChessMaster and trouble-maker...

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* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: When it's Eleanor of Aquitaine, a Real-Life ChessMaster [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] and trouble-maker...



* RevengeByProxy: Philip using [[UsefulNotes/RichardTheLionHeart Richard]] to get to Henry.

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* RevengeByProxy: Philip using [[UsefulNotes/RichardTheLionHeart Richard]] UsefulNotes/{{Richard|TheLionHeart}} to get to Henry.



* {{Tearjerker}}: Alais breaks down and cries in her rival Eleanor's arms and calls her 'Maman' reminding us that Eleanor is also the only mother Alais can remember as her biological mother [[DeathByChildbirth died birthing her]].

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* {{Tearjerker}}: TearJerker: Alais breaks down and cries in her rival Eleanor's arms and calls her 'Maman' reminding us that Eleanor is also the only mother Alais can remember as her biological mother [[DeathByChildbirth died birthing her]].
27th Jul '17 3:23:08 PM Lawman592
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Added DiffLines:

* BetrayalByOffspring: Richard, Geoffrey, and John against Henry.
23rd Jul '17 1:21:39 PM joey12345345
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* BlackVikings: In the 1999 Broadway revival of the play, African-American actors Creator/LaurenceFishburne and Chuma Hunter-Gault were cast as Henry and Richard, respectively. The actors who played Eleanor, Geoffrey and John were white.



* FiveBadBand: If they actually got along...
** TheBigBad: Henry
** TheDragon: Eleanor
** EvilGenius: Geoffrey
** TheBrute: Richard
** DarkChick: John



* OedipusComplex: Richard probably has one of the worst cases in all of history.



* StraightGay: Richard and Philip both.

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* StraightGay: Richard and Philip both.Richard, arguably.
7th Jul '17 8:50:23 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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A 1966 play written by James Goldman about the troubles in the family of [[UsefulNotes/HenryTheSecond Henry II of England]] and UsefulNotes/EleanorofAquitaine. Henry's three sons, John, Geoffrey and Richard, all aspire to be king. (A fourth son, Henry the Young King, is recently deceased.) Both he and his wife favour a different son; since she has instigated rebellion against him before, Henry had her locked up for ten years, but this experience hasn't dampened her spirit. The power play begins in earnest in 1183, when this lovely family goes to celebrate Christmas in their palace at Chinon with Philip Capet, King of France, whose older sister Alais is Henry's mistress.

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A 1966 play written by James Goldman about the troubles in the family of [[UsefulNotes/HenryTheSecond Henry II of England]] and UsefulNotes/EleanorofAquitaine.UsefulNotes/EleanorOfAquitaine. Henry's three sons, John, Geoffrey and Richard, all aspire to be king. (A fourth son, Henry the Young King, is recently deceased.) Both he and his wife favour a different son; since she has instigated rebellion against him before, Henry had her locked up for ten years, but this experience hasn't dampened her spirit. The power play begins in earnest in 1183, when this lovely family goes to celebrate Christmas in their palace at Chinon with Philip Capet, King of France, whose older sister Alais is Henry's mistress.
7th Jul '17 8:42:03 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* OnlySaneMan: William Marshal, Henry's right-hand man. Despite his small role, he manages to convince [[HotBlooded Richard]] to come along quietly.

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* OnlySaneMan: William Marshal, Henry's [[NumberTwo right-hand man.man]]. Despite his small role, he manages to convince [[HotBlooded Richard]] to come along quietly.
26th Jan '17 3:21:30 PM hakulives
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* YoungerThanTheyLook: Philip. It's even lampshaded by Eleanor.
-->'''Eleanor''': I was told you were impressive for a boy of seventeen.
26th Jan '17 3:15:11 PM hakulives
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