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The Resource The life of King Henry the Eighth : "I come no more to make you laugh: things now that bear a weighty and a serious brow sad, high, and working, full of state and woe such noble scenes as draw the eye to flow we now present", by William Shakespeare & John Fletcher

The life of King Henry the Eighth : "I come no more to make you laugh: things now that bear a weighty and a serious brow sad, high, and working, full of state and woe such noble scenes as draw the eye to flow we now present", by William Shakespeare & John Fletcher

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The life of King Henry the Eighth : "I come no more to make you laugh: things now that bear a weighty and a serious brow sad, high, and working, full of state and woe such noble scenes as draw the eye to flow we now present"
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The life of King Henry the Eighth
Title remainder
"I come no more to make you laugh: things now that bear a weighty and a serious brow sad, high, and working, full of state and woe such noble scenes as draw the eye to flow we now present"
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by William Shakespeare & John Fletcher
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Life of King Henry VIII
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eng
Summary
William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in late April 1565 and baptised there on 26th April. He was one of eight children.Little is known about his life but what is evident is the enormous contribution he has made to world literature.His writing was progressive, magnificent in scope and breathtaking in execution.Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets helped enable the English language to speak with a voice unmatched by any other.William Shakespeare died on April 23rd 1616, survived by his wife and two daughters. He was buried two days after his death in the chancel of the Holy Trinity Church. The epitaph on the slab which covers his grave includes the following passage.Good friend, for Jesus’s sake forbear,To dig the dust enclosed here.Blessed me the man that spares these stones,And cursed be he that moves my bones.John Fletcher was born in December, 1579 in Rye, Sussex. He was baptised on December 20th.As can be imagined details of much of his life and career have not survived and, accordingly, only a very brief indication of his life and works can be given.Young Fletcher appears at the very young age of eleven to have entered Corpus Christi College at Cambridge University in 1591. There are no records that he ever took a degree but there is some small evidence that he was being prepared for a career in the church.However what is clear is that this was soon abandoned as he joined the stream of people who would leave University and decamp to the more bohemian life of commercial theatre in London.The upbringing of the now teenage Fletcher and his seven siblings now passed to his paternal uncle, the poet and minor official Giles Fletcher. Giles, who had the patronage of the Earl of Essex may have been a liability rather than an advantage to the young Fletcher. With Essex involved in the failed rebellion against Elizabeth Giles was also tainted.By 1606 John Fletcher appears to have equipped himself with the talents to become a playwright. Initially this appears to have been for the Children of the Queen's Revels, then performing at the Blackfriars Theatre.Fletcher's early career was marked by one significant failure; The Faithful Shepherdess, his adaptation of Giovanni Battista Guarini's Il Pastor Fido, which was performed by the Blackfriars Children in 1608.By 1609, however, he had found his stride. With his collaborator John Beaumont, he wrote Philaster, which became a hit for the King's Men and began a profitable association between Fletcher and that company. Philaster appears also to have begun a trend for tragicomedy. By the middle of the 1610s, Fletcher's plays had achieved a popularity that rivalled Shakespeare's and cemented the pre-eminence of the King's Men in Jacobean London. After his frequent early collaborator John Beaumont's early death in 1616, Fletcher continued working, both singly and in collaboration, until his own death in 1625. By that time, he had produced, or had been credited with, close to fifty plays
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1564-1616
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Shakespeare, William
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822.3/3
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no index present
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PR2817.A2
Literary form
dramas
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dictionaries
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1579-1625
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Fletcher, John
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  • Henry
  • Great Britain
  • Henry
  • DRAMA / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • DRAMA / Shakespeare
  • Great Britain
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The life of King Henry the Eighth : "I come no more to make you laugh: things now that bear a weighty and a serious brow sad, high, and working, full of state and woe such noble scenes as draw the eye to flow we now present", by William Shakespeare & John Fletcher
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online
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9781787379251
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(OCoLC)1037294994
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The life of King Henry the Eighth : "I come no more to make you laugh: things now that bear a weighty and a serious brow sad, high, and working, full of state and woe such noble scenes as draw the eye to flow we now present", by William Shakespeare & John Fletcher
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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1037294994
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1 online resource
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online
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9781787379251
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1037294994

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