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The famous history of the life of King Henry the Eight

Author: Cedric MessinaKevin BillingtonClaire BloomJulian GloverJohn StrideAll authors
Publisher: New York : Ambrose Video Pub., [2000 or 2001]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : CD for computer : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One of Shakespeare's most elaborate 'pageant' plays, chronicling the life of an extraordinary English king."--Container insert.

A dramatization of William Shakespeare's historical play, which tells of the intrigues during the first part of Henry's reign, his divorce from Katharine of Aragon, and marriage to Anne Bullen, who gives birth to a baby girl, Elizabeth.

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Genre/Form: Television plays
Television adaptations
Feature films
Drama
Biography Drama
Named Person: Henry, King of England
Material Type: Document, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cedric Messina; Kevin Billington; Claire Bloom; Julian Glover; John Stride; Timothy West; William Shakespeare; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Time-Life Television.; Ambrose Video Publishing.
OCLC Number: 46736762
Notes: Originally broadcast on the BBC series The Shakespeare plays in 1979.
DVD includes the complete script in Microsoft Word document format.
Credits: Cameramen, Trevor Wimlett, Mike Winser ; music by James Tyler ; performed by the London Early Music Group ; video-tape editors, Malcolm Banthorpe, Howard Dell.
Cast: John Stride (Henry VIII), Timothy West (Cardinal Wolsey), Michael Poole (Cardinal Campeius), Ronald Pickup (Cranmer), Peter Vaughn (Gardiner), David Dodimead (Bishop of Lincoln), Julian Glover (Duke of Buckingham), Jeremy Kemp (Duke of Norfolk), Charles Lloyd Pack (Lord Sandys), John Nettleton (Lord Chamberlain), Lewis Fiander (Duke of Suffolk), Oliver Cotton (Earl of Surrey), David Rintoul (Lord Abergavenny), Jack May (Lord Chancellor), Jack McKenzie (Sir Nicholas Vaux), Nigel Lambert (Sir Thomas Lovell), Claire Bloom (Katharine of Aragon), Barbara Kellerman (Anne Bullen), Sylvia Coleridge (Old Lady), Tony Church (Prologue), John Rowe (Cromwell), Alan Leith (Sergeant-at-Arms), John Bailey (Griffith), David Troughton, Adam Bareham, Jeffrey Daunton, John Cater, Roger Lloyd Pack, Michael Gaunt, Emma Kirkby, Sally Home, Michael Walker, John Rhys-Davies, Timothy Barker, Brian Osborne, John Rogan.
Event notes: Taped Nov. 27, 1978-Jan. 7, 1979 on location at Leeds Castle, Hever Castle, Penshurst Place, Kent.
Description: 1 videodisc (165 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.; System requirements for script: PC or Mac with Microsoft Word, DVD-ROM drive.
Other Titles: Famous history of the life of King Henry the Eighth
King Henry VIII
Henry VIII
King Henry the Eighth
Henry the Eighth
Shakespeare plays (Television program)
Responsibility: by William Shakespeare ; a BBC-TV production in association with Time-Life Television ; producer, Cedric Messina ; director, Kevin Billington.

Abstract:

"One of Shakespeare's most elaborate 'pageant' plays, chronicling the life of an extraordinary English king."--Container insert.

A dramatization of William Shakespeare's historical play, which tells of the intrigues during the first part of Henry's reign, his divorce from Katharine of Aragon, and marriage to Anne Bullen, who gives birth to a baby girl, Elizabeth.

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