A Man for All Seasons

Author: Frank Green

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435975241


Page: N.A

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A Man For All Seasons

Author: Robert Bolt

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408176335

Category: Drama

Page: 128

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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 (Mills & Boon Blaze)

Author: Heather MacAllister

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 147202964X

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Marlie Waters's Christmas List: 1. Get a roommate so she can afford her mortgage after broken engagement.

A Study Guide for Robert Bolt's "A Man for All Seasons" (lit to film)

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410392724

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 21

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A Study Guide for Robert Bolt's "A Man for All Seasons" (lit to film), excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama for Students for all of your research needs.

A Man For All Seasons

Author: Brian Owen,Rob Hadgraft

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1911476025

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 2783

In these days of highly-paid football celebrities, Brian Owen isn’t a household name, yet over the course of the last six decades he has become the only man to have held four different positions; player, coach, scout and physiotherapist in all four divisions of the English Football League. This fascinating autobiography documents the fifty-five year career of a man whose face is well known at several professional clubs, and details Owen’s journey from promising young player to backroom legend. Owen’s infectious wit and wisdom means he has an unmatched store of anecdotes. He has seen it all, from the gritty surroundings of the lower divisions to the glamour of travelling with the senior England squad. After recording a lifetime of memories, Owen teams up with sportswriter Rob Hadgraft to tell his story in A Man for All Seasons. Containing fitting forewords by David Pleat and Phil Parkinson, this book pays tribute to one of the most popular, funniest and down-to-earth professionals ever to be involved with the beautiful game and is a must-read for football fans everywhere.

Robert Bolt's A Man for All Seasons

Author: Sally Roberts Ginter

Publisher: N.A


Category: Dissertations, Academic

Page: 262

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Most of the audience seeing Robert Bolt's play, A Man For All Seasons would believe it is a factually accurate historical drama. Bolt, however, has made it quite clear in interviews that he did not set out to write a play about Tudor lives and times. He saw in biographies of More something the world of the 1960s needed, a model of a man of total integrity, a man with an "adamantine sense of his own self." Bolt shaped the historical material to suit his purposes, and in doing so perpetuates and expands the myth which has gathered around More. Interpretation of character is as various as interpreters. Historians have their prejudices and their biases. Even such seemingly concrete things as dates and names are not reliable when they come from times in which accurate records were not kept. Yet by balancing one account against another, by comparing people's recorded words with their deeds and with the evaluations of their contemporaries, by taking into account new documents which come to light, it is possible to arrive at something approaching an accurate appraisal of an historical figure or event. This paper will take into account multiple sources and interpretations. A Man For All Seasons will be examined from several directions. The play will be explored in terms of the way it fits into the general category of historical drama and in terms of the intentions Bolt had for writing the play. It will become apparent that the trappings of historical drama are convenient but hardly crucial. A Man For All Seasons shows us Thomas More the hero and gives us the challenge to become heroic. A closer look at More's biography shows us Thomas More the man and tells us our conflicts, our uncertainties, our selfserving pride, are not insurmountable obstacles to living as persons of integrity.--p.1-3, 117.

A Man for All Seasons

Author: Robert Bolt

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780679728221

Category: Drama

Page: 163

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The classic play about Sir Thomas More, the Lord chancellor who refused to compromise and was executed by Henry VIII.


Author: Robert Hofler

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062088351

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 4584

After the sexual revolution came the sexual explosion The six years between 1968 and 1973 saw more sexual taboos challenged than ever before. Film, literature, and theater simultaneously broke through barriers previously unimagined, giving birth to what we still consider to be the height of sexual expression in our pop culture: Portnoy's Complaint, Myra Breckinridge, Hair, The Boys in the Band, Midnight Cowboy, Last Tango in Paris, and Deep Throat. In Sexplosion, Robert Hofler weaves a lively narrative linking many of the writers, producers, and actors responsible for creating these and other controversial works, placing them within their cultural and social frameworks. During the time the Stonewall Riots were shaking Greenwich Village and Roe v. Wade was making its way to the Supreme Court, a group of daring artists was challenging the status quo and defining the country's concept of sexual liberation. Hofler follows the creation of and reaction to these groundbreaking works, tracing their connections and influences upon one another and the rest of entertainment. Always colorful and often unexpected, Sexplosion is an illuminating account of a generation of sexual provocateurs and the power their works continue to hold decades later.