Aisle View: Inside the Corridors of King Henry's Court

April 10, 2015 2:39 AM

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There's a rip-roaring, malevolently Machiavellian, viciously nasty, blood-letting saga of intrigue and incest on view just now. No, not in the cloistered cloakrooms of the U.S. House of Representatives; no incest there, presumably. The cornucopian epic in question can be found at Broadway's Winter Garden, where the Royal Shakespeare Company's impressively adventurous production of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall has set up shop for fifteen weeks.

Wolf Hall is the five hour, two-session historical drama of deceit and betrayal in the court of King Henry VIII based on Dame Hilary Mantel's Booker Prize-winning novels, "Wolf Hall" and "Bring Up the Bodies." The two plays, adapted by Mike Poulton, were major 2014 hits for the RSC. The theatrical t...

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