A Man For All Seasons

A Man For All Seasons
Author: Robert Bolt
Publisher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2013-12-04
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 1472536363

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A Man for All Seasons dramatises the conflict between King Henry VIII and Sir Thomas More. It depicts the confrontation between church and state, theology and politics, absolute power and individual freedom. Throughout the play Sir Thomas More's eloquence and endurance, his purity, saintliness and tenacity in the face of ever-growing threats to his beliefs and family, earn him status as one of modern drama's greatest tragic heroes. The play was first staged in 1960 at the Globe Theatre in London and was voted New York's Best Foreign Play in 1962. In 1966 it was made into an Academy Award-winning film by Fred Zinneman starring Paul Scofield."A Man for All Seasons is a stark play, sparse in its narrative, sinewy in its writing, which confirms Mr Bolt as a genuine and solid playwright, a force in our awakening theatre." (Daily Mail)

A Man for All Seasons

A Man for All Seasons
Author: Robert Bolt
Publisher: Heinemann
Total Pages: 152
Release: 1996
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 9780435233204

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This play charts the dramatic events leading to the execution of Sir Thomas More in 1535 and has been a modern stage classic since its first production in 1960. The author's previous plays include 'Flowering Cherry' and 'State of Revolution'.

A Man for All Seasons

A Man for All Seasons
Author: Robert Bolt
Publisher:
Total Pages: 0
Release: 1961
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A Man for All Seasons

A Man for All Seasons
Author: Robert Bolt
Publisher:
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Release: 1964
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A Man for All Seasons

A Man for All Seasons
Author: Robert Bolt
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Total Pages: 99
Release: 1960
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A Man for All Seasons

A Man for All Seasons
Author: Robert Bolt
Publisher:
Total Pages: 0
Release: 1960
Genre: Great Britain
ISBN: 9780435201005

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This play charts the dramatic events leading to the execution of Sir Thomas More in 1535 and has been a modern stage classic since this first production in 1960.

Thomas More

Thomas More
Author: Richard Marius
Publisher: Knopf
Total Pages: 930
Release: 2013-02-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0307828050

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Most previous biographers of Thomas More have sought to prove him a saint; in this, the first full-scale biography of More in half a century, Richard Marius, a leading Reformation historian, seeks to restore the man. More’s life spanned a tumultuous period in Western history. He was born in 1478 into a society still medieval in its customs and laws. But by the time of his death in 1535 England was already shaken to its depths by the powerful and unsettling ideas of the Renaissance. Marius draws upon important recent research and his profound knowledge of More’s own voluminous writing to make a coherent whole of the life and work of the immensely complex man who was both a product of the times and a singular figure in them. He gives us More the boy—his London childhood, he deep respect for his father, who rose from a tradesman’s background to become a judge of the highest court in the land (a “council of fathers” was to rule More’s kingdom of Utopia) . . . More the youth—sent at about age twelve to serve in the household of the powerful and political Bishop Morton, later struggling to choose between the priesthood and the lures of secular life: marriage and a career in the great world… More the Londoner, the city man—lawyer, graduate of the Inns of Court, member of the rising middle class with its drive for an achievement and position. We see More the humanist man of letter as Marius treats in full his friendship with Erasmus; his now controversial History of Richard III, from which Shakespeare’s Richard derives; and the originals and meanings of his most famous work, Utopia. More the family man is reveal in his relationship with his father, his two wives, and his children as far more complex than the sanctified image of legend. Marius explore More’s public career as Lord Chancellor, as champion of the Catholic church, and finally as martyr to the old faith. He shows us a man who, although he hated and feared tyrants, always believes that authority as a source of order was necessary to the public good—a man who as royal councilor and Lord Chancellor upheld his king until the very moment when, in response to Henry’s final tyranny, he chose “to die the King’s good servant, but God’s first.” Marius also demonstrates that it was the centuries-old authority of the Catholic Church that More revered; that he was as suspicious of paper supremacy as of any tyranny. The man Marius ultimately reveals is one more passionate and driven (in his family life, his convictions, his persecution of heretics) than the serene hero of A Man For All Seasons. But he is also a man possessed of such wit, integrity and charm that he was loved not only by his family but by almost everyone who knew him. It is the special triumph of this biography that with its rare combination of impeccable scholarship and narrative power, we are brought into the presence of a whole person with all his flaws and virtues, and that by the time More meets his death, he has become familiar and important to us not merely as a historical figure but also as a human being.

Trifles

Trifles
Author: Susan Glaspell
Publisher:
Total Pages: 40
Release: 1916
Genre: One-act plays
ISBN:

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Farewell to Matyora

Farewell to Matyora
Author: Valentin Rasputin
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 1995
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780810113299

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A fine example of Village Prose from the post-Stalin era, Farewell to Matyora decries the loss of the Russian peasant culture to the impersonal, soulless march of progress. It is the final summer of the peasant village of Matyora. A dam will be completed in the fall, destroying the village. Although their departure is inevitable, the characters over when, and even whether, they should leave. A haunting story with a heartfelt theme, Farewell to Matyora is a passionate plea for humanity and an eloquent cry for a return to an organic life.

A Man for All Seasons

A Man for All Seasons
Author: Robert Bolt
Publisher:
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Release: 1961
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