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  • ISBN 0772550867
  • ISBN13 978-0772550866
  • Language English
  • Author Robert Bolt
  • Publisher IRWIN (1963)
  • Formats mbr txt lrf docx
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Dramas and Plays
  • Size ePub 1562 kb
  • Size Fb2 1762 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 787


Robert Bolt is best known for his most successful play, A Man for All Seasons (staged in 1960), which won five Tony Awards, starring Paul Scofield on Broadway. Bolt himself wrote the film version, adapted in 1966 for director Fred Zinnemann.

Robert Bolt is best known for his most successful play, A Man for All Seasons (staged in 1960), which won five Tony Awards, starring Paul Scofield on Broadway. The motion picture received six Oscars, including an award for Best Screenplay.

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Man For All Seasons, A. by. Robert Bolt. Sir, SAINT Thomas More is perhaps the most exemplary example a simple Christian man (non clergy) who lived his life as Jesus would have. My only complaint about his play is that it does not nearly reveal the full worth of this most remarkable man. This is not a senseless nor overblown affectation of idolatry, but a sober assessment of the raw truth and beauty of Saint More's wondrous life.

A Man for All Seasons is a play by Robert Bolt based on the life of Sir Thomas More. An early form of the play had been written for BBC Radio in 1954, and a one-hour live television version starring Bernard Hepton was produced in 1957 by the BBC, but after Bolt's success with The Flowering Cherry, he reworked it for the stage. It was first performed in London opening at the Globe Theatre (now Gielgud Theatre) on 1 July 1960.

A Man for All Seasons dramatises the conflict between King Henry VIII and Sir Thomas More. In 1966 it was made into an Academy Award-winning film by Fred Zinneman starring Paul Scofield. It depicts the confrontation between church and state, theology and politics, absolute power and individual freedom. 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.

A Man for All Seasons book. See a Problem? We’d love your help. The classic play about Sir Thomas More, the Lord chancellor.

Short Description NORFOLK Oh, the Italian. Nasty book, from what I hear MARGARET Very practical, Your Grace.

A M an For A ll Seasons, by Robert Bolt, 1960 PEOPLE IN THE PLAY THE COMMON MAN: Late middle age. He wears from head to foot black tights which delineate his pot-bellied figure. His face is crafty, loosely benevolent, its best expression that of base humor. NORFOLK Oh, the Italian. NORFOLK You read it? Amazing girl, Thomas, but where are you going to find a husband for her?

Robert Bolt Robert Bolt's classic play about Thomas More, the Catholic saint beheaded by Henry VIII at the birth of. .I am currently reading A Man For All Seasons as a school project, and I am enjoying it more than any other book that I have read in school

Robert Bolt Robert Bolt's classic play about Thomas More, the Catholic saint beheaded by Henry VIII at the birth of the Church of England, is now in trade paperback. I am currently reading A Man For All Seasons as a school project, and I am enjoying it more than any other book that I have read in school. This play is an incredible work of art that thoroughly and accurately depicts the personality and moral values of Saint Thomas More, the man who was "the King's good servant, but God's first".

A man for all seasons: literature summary, notes. Key literary elements. A Man for All Seasons is set in the Reformation Period of Britain. The time was also considered to be part of the Renaissance. The time was from 1529 through 1535. It was during the reign of King Henry VIII, the second Tudor King of England (reigned 1509-1547). The Sixteenth Century (the 1500’s) was an exciting time. The world, including Britain, was changing quickly.

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Malodred
A modern description of a historical event, this play describes the tribulations of Sir Thomas More during the split between the Roman Catholic Church and the newly-formed Church of England. The play lays out the historical details clearly and articulately. The writing is engaging and accessible. Most importantly, the depiction of More is true to everything we know about his personality and morals.

The fascinating part for me is More's approach to the law. There are some very memorable quotes in this play that anyone wanting to understand the law would do well to study. More's character lays out some deep questions about the nature of proof. His situation (and the eventual resolution of his case) illustrate the continuing tension between law as a pure exercise in reason and law as an instrument of state power. Enjoyable as the play is, it is a cautionary tale.

Wonderful as the story is, Bolt's use of the Common Man and the frequent stage directions were a distraction to me - especially with all the hats. I understand the mood that Bolt was trying to set but whenever those parts of the play came around, they actually jolted me out of that mood.
Samulkis
As a community college student I believe this book would be an excellent addition to any list of political novels for required reading. Its theme is religious freedom, but it's also about government, and how too much power to the center can influence everyone's understanding of morality and values. Because King Henry the VIII said so, there were new definitions for marriage. Was he right? Most people now would say yes, but Thomas Moore speaks of objective truth and how it cannot be changed despite humanity willing it changed.
If you're not into ethics, it's also a character study. Robert Bolt isn't/wasn't Catholic, so this isn't him gushing about a saint, but he did make Thomas Moore entirely admirable and yet human. He was primarily a man of the law, and when he defends himself in the play he always goes by the law, not religious sentiment, so you see the other courtly figures conspiring against him by rewriting the rules in their favor.
I could not put this down. Keep the cast of characters list handy so you can follow along in the beginning, but I promise you'll find something to be drawn to. This is a classic.
Shakar
A classic story of one man's fight for his conscience. The movie adaptation was given numerous awards. An absolute requirement for a complete understanding of Tudor England. The work is meticulously researched with minor changes made for dramatic purposes. Many memorable lines. For Catholics and all people that value religious freedom.
superstar
Classic story, tragic principle vs compromising God before your King story. Always loved it. Never gets old! You won't be disappointed.
Frei
Used this selection for our book club read. This is written in play form not in a novel. A little harder to read , but a book club is about stretching your mind and the story is a classic.
romrom
Every player brought out of the centuries into brilliant relief. An strangely unreligeous for the subject matter, being more about humanity than any god.
Perongafa
I couldn't simply read it, I listened to the play while reading it because it has to be said in certain ways for the meaning to come across. It's a great play, and when re-reading it the meaning was clear and beautiful.
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