The BBC Television Shakespeare | Henry VIII
A 1979 BBC production of Shakespeare's history play. This was broadcast as part of the 37-play BBC Television Shakespeare project. The production was shot entirely on location, in Leeds Castle, Penshurst Place and Hever Castle.Tweet
Shakespeare In Perspective | Henry VIII
Anthony Burgess sets Shakespeare in perspective by looking at the circumstances which surrounded the first public performance of Shakespeare's last history play in June 1613 and asks the question: Did he indeed write it?
Free Thinking | Tudor Families
Henry VIII from a female perspective is on offer at the Globe Theatre this summer in a new adaptation of the play written by Shakespeare and John Fletcher. Globe writer in residence Hannah Khalil explains some of the more surprising innovations in this production, while New Generation Thinker Emma Whipday presents the familiar saga of Henry VIII as the story of a step-family, and historian Joanne Paul reveals the machinations of the Dudley family in its quest for power and influence at the Tudor court. Catherine Fletcher presents.