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Henry VIII


Henry VIII

Englisch-deutsche Studienausgabe:
in Bearbeitung /
Bilingual edition forthcoming:
Stauffenburg Verlag



on-line editions / translations / sources / historical context / performances, productions / film versions / adaptations in literature / adaptations in music / paintings / criticism / in the classroom / deutsche Webseiten / just for fun


on-line editions

Folio (1623), University of Virginia [http://etext.virginia.edu/shakespeare/folio/]

Promptbooks of the 17th Century ed. G. Blakemore-Evans. [http://etext.virginia.edu/bsuva/promptbook/] (25/04/01)


Heinrich VIII., Deutsche Übersetzung Wolf Graf Baudissin [http://projekt.gutenberg.de/shakespr/heinrch8/heinrch8.htm]

Koning Hendrik VIII
Dutch translation. by Jan Jonk. [http://www.janjonk.nl/] (March 2002)

Enrico VIII, Shakespeare in Italian, transl. Goffredo Raponi: [http://www.liberliber.it/biblioteca/s/shakespeare/index.htm]

Enrico VIII / Henry VIII Italian version (PDF,.readable with Acrobat) [http://infoservice.dnsq.org/sh-drammi.html]



Holinshed's Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland [http://www.english.ox.ac.uk/holinshed/] (Dec. 2009)

The Furness Shakespeare Library: Online facsimile edition of Henry V( 1619). Holinshed's Chronicles (1577); Foxe's Actes and Monuments (1610); Gosson's Playes Confuted (1615); Crooke's Mikrokosmographia (1615) ; Samuel Harsnett's A Declaration of egregious Popish Impostures (1603);[http://dewey.lib.upenn.edu/sceti/furness/]

A Mirovr for Magistrates (1610) [http://dewey.library.upenn.edu/sceti/printedbooksNew/index.cfm?textID=mirour&PagePosition=1] (07/12/00)

John Foxe: Book of Martyrs (=Actes and Monuments)
The British Academy John Foxe Project: [http://www.shef.ac.uk/uni/projects/bajfp/index.html#toc] University of Sheffield. New English versions at: Christian Classics [http://www.ccel.org/f/foxe/martyrs/fox101.htm]

not available:
Samuel Rowley, When You See Me, You Know Me, 1605
(about Samuel Rowley [http://www.bartelby.com/215/1312.html])

historical context

The Works of Henry VIII [http://www.luminarium.org/renlit/tudorbib.htm]
Henry VIII: Additional sources (biographies, Anne Boleyn's letter, picture galleries etc.) http://www.luminarium.org/renlit/henry8add.htm]

Henry VIII, musical compositions: Pastime with good company (2.0k, 0:28); Consort IV (1.3k, 0:12); Consort XXIV (2.5k, 0:35); Taunder naken (7.7k, 2:53); Gentil prince de renom (6.5k, 1:16); Helas madame (2.8k, 0:40) (lyrics); Whereto should I express (1.8k, 0:38) (lyrics); En vray amoure (4.1k, 0:59) Renaissance Music in midi files. [http://www.csupomona.edu/~jcclark/emusic/renaissa.html] (Jan. 2002)

Henry VIII: The Act of Supremacy [http://www.tudorhistory.org/primary/supremacy.html]

Shakespeare and history [http://web.uvic.ca/shakespeare/Library/SLT/history/historysubj.html] (24/04/01)
The histories: historical background
[http://web.uvic.ca/shakespeare/Library/SLT/history/thehistoriessubj.html] (24/04/01)
Order of Kings and Plays [http://web.uvic.ca/shakespeare/Library/SLT/history/chronologies.html] (24/04/01)

Henry VIII and the early Tudors [http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Library/SLT/history/henryviii.html]

Letter of Thomas Cranmer on Henry VIII's divorce, 1533, [http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/cramner-hen8.html]

Henry VIII page [http://www.tudorhistory.org/henry8/]

Henry and Syphilis [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J99nwRs08bU]

Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII [http://www.nellgavin.com/boleyn_facts/]

Henry's wives. [http://www.datehookup.com/content-henry-viii-and-his-many-relationships.htm]


performances, productions

a) stage history

Current and forthcoming Shakespeare productions in the UK [http://www.touchstone.bham.ac.uk/performance/shakespeare%20productions.html] (April 2002)

The Traffic on Stage (Shakespeare Productions 1999 - 2002 in the UK) [http://www.is.bham.ac.uk/testjon3/] (April 2002)

Shakespeare at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre (1906-1960) [http://www.touchstone.bham.ac.uk/exhibition/Birmingham/home.html] (April 2002)

b) actors, pictures of performances

The Cleveland Press Shakespeare Photographs by Lesley Ellen Jorbin. Free searchable database for pictures of performances: photographs from the plays of Shakespeare on stage, screen, TV, opera and ballet. [http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/shakespeare/] Histories [http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/shakespeare/enghistory.shtml] (Jan. 2002)

Ellen Terry in Henry VIII (picture) [http://www.siue.edu/COSTUMES/actors/P05.JPG]

c) reviews of productions


film versions

Internet Movie Database [http://www.imdb.com/Name?Shakespeare,+William]
Shakespeare on Television: a bibliography of criticism [http://www.shu.ac.uk/emls/06-1/diazbibl.htm]

Henri VIII (France, 1991) (TV) dir. Pierre Jourdan [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0253121]
Henry VIII (UK, 1979) (BBC, TV) dir. Kevin Billington [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0080860]
Cardinal Wolsey silent m. (USA, 1912) dir. J. Stuart Blackton, Laurence Trimble [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0002087]
Henry VIII silent m., (UK, 1911) dir. William G.B. Barker [http://us.imdb.com/Title?0001658]


adaptations in literature


adaptations in music

, Camille. Henry VIII. Opera in 4 acts and 6 scenes. Libretto by Léonice Détroyat & Paul Silvestre
Libretto in French.
or here [http://www.intac.com/~rfrone/operas/libretti/henry8.htm] (May 2002)
Synopsis in English [http://www.intac.com/~rfrone/operas/sfo/operas-h/Henry_VIII.htm] (May 2002)
Sullivan, Henry VIII, incidental music (1878) [http://www.concentric.net/~oakapple/gasdisc/sullinci.htm#henry_viii]

Act III scene 1 "
Orpheus": Virginia Gabriel (1825-1877); Edward German (1862-1936); Ivor Gurney (1890-1937), Five Elizabethan Songs (The Elizas), no. 1; George Alexander MacFarren (1813-1887), 1864; Charles Fonteyn Manney (1872-1951), op. 3 no. 5. ; William Schuman (1910-1992); Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900); Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958).
Set in French by Charles Bordes (1863-1909), "Madrigal à la Musique" [http://www.recmusic.org/lieder/s/shakespeare/orpheus.html]

paintings, engravings, illustrations

Shakespeare illustrated [http://www.emory.edu/ENGLISH/classes/Shakespeare_Illustrated/HenryVIIIPaintings.html]

Boydell, London 1803, copperplates:
York Place [http://www.graphic-photo.de/0125.html]; Queen, Wolsey [http://www.graphic-photo.de/0126.html]; Abbey of Leicester [http://www.graphic-photo.de/0127.html]; Christening of Queen Elizabeth [http://www.graphic-photo.de/0128.html]

"Wolsey at Leicester Abbey", Cope, C.W. (picture from Knight's Imperial Edition) at: [http://home.wanadoo.nl/m.vanherpt/index.html] (Febr. 2002)
"The quarrel of Wolsey and Buckingham", Hart, S.A. (picture from
Knight's Imperial Edition) at: [http://home.wanadoo.nl/m.vanherpt/index.html] (Febr. 2002)
"Queen Katherine", Leslie, C.R. (picture from
Knight's Imperial Edition) at: [http://home.wanadoo.nl/m.vanherpt/index.html] (Febr. 2002)



Moulton: From The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors, ed. Charles Wells Moulton, 8 vols. (London: Moulton Publishing, 1901), 1: 539-41. [http://geocities.com/litpageplus/shakmoul-h8.html]

Touchstone: UK Shakespeare Collections [http://www.touchstone.bham.ac.uk/] (April 2002)

Touchstone Database access to descriptions of UK Shakespeare collections and online catalogues: The Shakespeare Institute Library / The Shakespeare Centre Library/ Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office / Birmingham Central Library [http://www.touchstone.bham.ac.uk/database.html] (April 2002)

Vanita, Ruth.
Mariological Memory in The Winter's Tale and Henry VIII Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 40.2 (2000) 311-337 [http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/studies_in_english_literature/v040/40.2vanita.html]

in the classroom

see also on this site: Education - Shakespeare in the classroom

a) lesson plans for the lazy teacher

Cummings, Michael. The Complete Shakespeare - Study Guide to Shakespeare. [http://www.cummingsstudyguides.net/xShakeSph.html#top] (Jan. 2002) Henry VIII [http://www.cummingsstudyguides.net/xShakeSph.html#tophenry8.html#Hen8]

Marx, Steven.
Triangulating Shakespeare: teaching and lecture notes, course outlines, articles, links, suggestions, film reviews [http://cla.calpoly.edu/~smarx/Shakespeare/triang/Histories/histories.html]

b) sites for the eager student

Cummings, Michael.
The Complete Shakespeare - Study Guide to Shakespeare. [http://www.cummingsstudyguides.net/xShakeSph.html#top] (Jan. 2002) Henry VIII [http://www.cummingsstudyguides.net/xShakeSph.html#tophenry8.html#Hen8]

Shakespeare- For Teachers and Students: Internet School Library Media Centre [http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/shakes.htm] (Jan . 2002)

deutsche Webseiten

Gröchel, André:
And Now - William Shakespeare - Henry VIII: Informationen zu Quellen, Einführung ins Stück, Hintergründe, Links zu deutschen und englischen elektronischen Texten usw. [http://www.deslit.de/shakespeare/gemein.htm#H8] / Falls der Link nicht klappt:


just for fun

Tudor Humor [http://tudorhistory.org/humor/] (May 2002)

Matt Groening the Elder (
Henry VIII at Simpson Court) [http://tudorhistory.org/humor/simpsons.jpg]

Matt Groening the Elder:
Simpson VIII [http://tudorhistory.org/humor/throne.jpg] (May 2002)

Willcox, Marc. Tudor History:
Limericks on Henry VIII [http://tudorhistory.org/humor/limericks.html] (May 2002)


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