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The life of King Henry the Eighth / William Shakespeare ; edited by Jonathan Crewe.

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 (author.). Crewe, Jonathan V., (editor.). Orgel, Stephen, (general editor.). Braunmuller, A. R., 1945- (general editor.).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Pelican Shakespeare.
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Eckhart PL - Auburn Plaza 822.33 SHA (Text) 840191002535089 Auburn Plaza - New Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780143132264
  • Physical Description: xlvi, 126 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2018.

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"Henry VIII is a history play generally believed to be a collaboration between William Shakespeare and John Fletcher, based on the life of Henry VIII of England. An alternative title, All is True, is recorded in contemporary documents, the title Henry VIII not appearing until the play's publication in the First Folio of 1623. Stylistic evidence indicates that individual scenes were written by either Shakespeare or his collaborator and successor, John Fletcher. It is also somewhat characteristic of the late romances in its structure. It is noted for having more stage directions than any of Shakespeare's other plays. During a performance of Henry VIII at the Globe Theatre in 1613, a cannon shot employed for special effects ignited the theatre's thatched roof (and the beams), burning the original building to the ground."
Subject: Henry VIII, King of England, 1491-1547 > Drama.
Great Britain > History > Henry VIII, 1509-1547 > Drama.
Genre: Historical drama.

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