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Henry VIII DVD (Shakespeare's Globe)

Henry VIII is one of Shakespeare’s final plays, a political thriller based on the power struggle between the Tudor court and the eponymous king’s ambitious first minister, Cardinal Wolsey. Though famous in its own time as the most extravagant of the playwright’s creations, the work is hardly performed today; Mark Rosenblatt’s spectacular 2010 production was the Globe Theatre’s first staging of the historical drama since 1613. Featuring stellar performances from Dominic Rowan, Miranda Raison and Anthony Howell, it bursts with intrigue. ‘A joyous spectacle’ – Sunday Telegraph. ‘Outstanding’ – The Guardian.

Shakespeare's Globe
Henry VIII:
Dominic Rowan
Cardinal Wolsey: Ian McNeice
Queen Katherine: Kate Duchêne
Anne Boleyn: Miranda Raison
Duke of Buckingham: Anthony Howell

Director: Mark Rosenblatt
Designer: Angela Davies
Composer: Nigel Hess
Choreography: Siân Williams
Musical Director: Philip Hopkins

Spoken in Shakespeare’s English with English and German subtitles.

Picture: 16:9
Sound: PCM 2.0 / 5.1(5.0) DTS
Format: NTSC
Region code: All regions
Running time: 166 mins
Subtitles: EN/DE
Year: 2010