Shakespeare's last play, Henry VIII is the latest addition to Manga Shakespeare, a popular series of graphic adaptations of abridged versions of Shakespeare's original texts. The hopes and frustrations, schemes and plots of those close to the King are played out across a vivid storyboard, with many of the backdrops featuring locations at Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London. The action is in the first part of Henry VIII's reign, recounting the fall of three main figures of his court: Buckingham, Katherine of Aragon and Cardinal Wolsey. The Manga Shakespeare series provides an attractive and accessible introduction to readers new to Shakespeare's work.
Softback, 200 pages, 21 x 15cm. Published by Historic Royal Palaces.