- ISBN: 9780792751687 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
- ISBN: 079275168X (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (2hr., 49 min.)) : digital
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: [United States] : Complete Arkangel Shakespeare : 2014.
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Paul Jesson (King Henry VIII), Jane Lapotaire (Queen Katherine), Timothy West (Cardinal Wolsey), Anton Lesser (Duke of Norfolk), David Yelland (Duke of Buckingham), Steve Hodson (Gardiner), Ian Gelder (Duke of Suffolk), Michael N. Harbour (Cranmer), David Shaw Parker (Lord Chamberlain), Anthony Jackson (Cardinal Campeius), Sean Baker (Prologue/Epilogue), Nicholas Murchie (Cromwell), Katharine Schlesinger (Anne Bullen), Maria Charles (Old lady), Alan Westaway (Lord Abergavenny), Stephen Mangan (Earl of Surrey), John McAndrew (Doctor Butts), Alan Cox (Bishop of Lincoln), Nicholas Rowe (Lovell).
King Henry is married to Katherine of Aragon, but he has been smitten by the charms of the queen's maid of honor, Anne Bullen, and is tempted to divorce his dignified and noble wife. Meanwhile, the lords of England resent the influence of Henry's trusted advisor, Cardinal Wolsey, who is gradually drawing power into his own hands. As Katherine and Wolsey suffer their tragic falls, new figures rise to fill their places, but they, too, will be brought low by the inexorable sweep of time and fortune. This colorful history play, possibly written in collaboration with John Fletcher, comes from the very end of Shakespeare's dramatic career. Paul Jesson plays Henry VIII, and Jane Lapotaire plays Queen Katherine. Timothy West is Cardinal Wolsey.
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