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The classic dramatization of Sir Thomas More''s historic conflict with Henry VIII—a compelling portrait of a courageous man who died for his convictions.

Sir Thomas More—the brilliant nobleman, lawyer, humanist, author of such works as Utopia—was a long-time friend and favorite of Henry VIII, ascending to the position of Lord Chancellor in 1529. Yet he was also a staunch Catholic, and when Henry broke with the Church in 1531 after the Pope had refused to grant him a divorce from Catherine of Aragon, More resigned the Chancellorship. In 1534, Parliament passed a bill requiring all subjects to take an oath acknowledging the supremacy of England''s king over all foreign sovereigns—including the Pope. More refused, was imprisoned, and finally was executed in 1535.

An enduring modern classic, A Man for All Seasons "challenges the mind, and, in the end, touches the heart" ( New York Times).

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play about Sir Thomas More, the Lord chancellor who refused to compromise and was executed by Henry VIII.

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Robert Bolt (1924–1995) was distinguished as one of the most successful British writers of his generation. Bolt was an English playwright who earned a degree in history from Manchester University in 1949 and intended to be a school teacher after serving in the Royal Air Force. The incredible success of his first play,  Flowering Cherry (staged in 1957/1958), drove Bolt into becoming a full-time playwright. Robert Bolt is best known for his most successful play,  A Man for All Seasons (staged in 1960), which won five Tony Awards, starring Paul Scofield on Broadway. Bolt himself wrote the film version, adapted in 1966 for director Fred Zinnemann. The motion picture received six Oscars, including an award for Best Screenplay.

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Mike Rossander
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
I wish I''d read this years ago
Reviewed in the United States on July 19, 2016
A modern description of a historical event, this play describes the tribulations of Sir Thomas More during the split between the Roman Catholic Church and the newly-formed Church of England. The play lays out the historical details clearly and articulately. The writing is... See more
A modern description of a historical event, this play describes the tribulations of Sir Thomas More during the split between the Roman Catholic Church and the newly-formed Church of England. The play lays out the historical details clearly and articulately. The writing is engaging and accessible. Most importantly, the depiction of More is true to everything we know about his personality and morals.

The fascinating part for me is More''s approach to the law. There are some very memorable quotes in this play that anyone wanting to understand the law would do well to study. More''s character lays out some deep questions about the nature of proof. His situation (and the eventual resolution of his case) illustrate the continuing tension between law as a pure exercise in reason and law as an instrument of state power. Enjoyable as the play is, it is a cautionary tale.

Wonderful as the story is, Bolt''s use of the Common Man and the frequent stage directions were a distraction to me - especially with all the hats. I understand the mood that Bolt was trying to set but whenever those parts of the play came around, they actually jolted me out of that mood.
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Elena M. Miller
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Wish it had been required reading in high school
Reviewed in the United States on December 3, 2013
As a community college student I believe this book would be an excellent addition to any list of political novels for required reading. Its theme is religious freedom, but it''s also about government, and how too much power to the center can influence everyone''s... See more
As a community college student I believe this book would be an excellent addition to any list of political novels for required reading. Its theme is religious freedom, but it''s also about government, and how too much power to the center can influence everyone''s understanding of morality and values. Because King Henry the VIII said so, there were new definitions for marriage. Was he right? Most people now would say yes, but Thomas Moore speaks of objective truth and how it cannot be changed despite humanity willing it changed.
If you''re not into ethics, it''s also a character study. Robert Bolt isn''t/wasn''t Catholic, so this isn''t him gushing about a saint, but he did make Thomas Moore entirely admirable and yet human. He was primarily a man of the law, and when he defends himself in the play he always goes by the law, not religious sentiment, so you see the other courtly figures conspiring against him by rewriting the rules in their favor.
I could not put this down. Keep the cast of characters list handy so you can follow along in the beginning, but I promise you''ll find something to be drawn to. This is a classic.
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E. Walden
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The Sacrifice of a Martyr
Reviewed in the United States on July 13, 2019
Our play reading group selected this and it took more than the two hours allotted to read it. No one was disappointed. A great depiction of a true human martyr. Even reading this play, it is difficult to understand that level of sacrifice for a belief.
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JylSea
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King vs God...
Reviewed in the United States on May 17, 2018
Classic story, tragic principle vs compromising God before your King story. Always loved it. Never gets old! You won''t be disappointed.
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Stephanie Garcia
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Damaged book..
Reviewed in the United States on November 1, 2020
Alright a little irritated I paid full price for a damaged book. Looks like a sticker was on it they pulled it off and pulled book with it. Just annoying.....
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Gary
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Great play and format
Reviewed in the United States on September 30, 2020
If you like A Man for All Seasons and you want to read it on Kindle, this is perfect for you.
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Scott Rolph
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A True Classic
Reviewed in the United States on June 16, 2015
A classic story of one man''s fight for his conscience. The movie adaptation was given numerous awards. An absolute requirement for a complete understanding of Tudor England. The work is meticulously researched with minor changes made for dramatic purposes. Many memorable... See more
A classic story of one man''s fight for his conscience. The movie adaptation was given numerous awards. An absolute requirement for a complete understanding of Tudor England. The work is meticulously researched with minor changes made for dramatic purposes. Many memorable lines. For Catholics and all people that value religious freedom.
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Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2021
Worst book in the whole world is it for a free version and it doesn’t have any problems in the app it has been crashing since it started it was so much better to play it again it just can’t stop crashing when it gets a free kick out and I love this one I can’t play anymore... See more
Worst book in the whole world is it for a free version and it doesn’t have any problems in the app it has been crashing since it started it was so much better to play it again it just can’t stop crashing when it gets a free kick out and I love this one I can’t play anymore and it’s not the only thing I have played in here so it doesn’t play with me I love this song
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Arboreal Cephalopod
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Timeless
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 20, 2019
Did this at school, and as a spotty 16 year old quite liked it (unlike Keats and Shakespeare!), 30 years later I appreciate it more. It is very good. A taught dialogue, every sentence dripping with meaning, and often menace. Sir Thomas More was probably no saint by today''s...See more
Did this at school, and as a spotty 16 year old quite liked it (unlike Keats and Shakespeare!), 30 years later I appreciate it more. It is very good. A taught dialogue, every sentence dripping with meaning, and often menace. Sir Thomas More was probably no saint by today''s standards, but this is the 1500s. More stands accused of refusing to swear an oath which would make Henry VII head of the church, over the pope (to allow Henry to grant his own divorce) and later, that the now Queen Annes children were legitimate heirs to the throne. More based his defense on "qui tacet consentire videtur", if anything can be derived from silence it must be consent. But as Cromwell noted "This ‘silence’ of his is bellowing up and down Europe!", and there we have the crux of the play. The play is strung together, with the the ''Common man'' linking scenes, playing various minor roles as he pontificates on matters of his superiors, but ultimately asking was it all worth it? Well, the reader may judge More as a latter day common man. For me, "just don’t make trouble – or if you must make trouble, make the sort of trouble that’s expected"... Oh, the DVD is quite good as well :-)
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Penny R
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Read this play, it won''t take long, but you might feel better despite the ending
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 30, 2021
For anyone seeking insight into how an apparently stable society can be corralled into acceptance of a totalitarian mindset, this wonderful play that I first read at school several decades ago has three rich insights. Set in the time when Henry VIII wanted to change wives...See more
For anyone seeking insight into how an apparently stable society can be corralled into acceptance of a totalitarian mindset, this wonderful play that I first read at school several decades ago has three rich insights. Set in the time when Henry VIII wanted to change wives and topple the pope, one of the insights is this: cut down all the laws to achieve your aims and where do you stand when the devil comes after you? The third is worth quoting, it''s Sir Thomas More to Thomas Cromwell: ''It is a long road you have opened. For first men will disclaim their hearts and presently they will all have no hearts. God help the people whose Statesmen walk your road.'' Maybe a little subtle for our times, but so damn relevant.
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Victoria
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story like a play
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 9, 2021
This is a wonderful story to read. it is set out as a play and if you know the film "A Man For all Seasons" you will find a lot of things not included in the film. the book does add a good deal to one''s understanding of the story as a whole. If you want to understand the...See more
This is a wonderful story to read. it is set out as a play and if you know the film "A Man For all Seasons" you will find a lot of things not included in the film. the book does add a good deal to one''s understanding of the story as a whole. If you want to understand the film/story better, see the film and get the book and read it. it is a thin book, with a sturdy cover. the printing is good and black and easy to read. Happy reading!
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Mr. M. T. Quinn
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Extraordinarily Excellent
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 7, 2013
Fantastic play. Just Fantastic. I read it so often and find myself re-considering a few of my positions on some of the issues. Following Sir Richard Rich''s apparent perjury against More, I love More asking the "court" about the new Seal Rich is wearing (a Seal of...See more
Fantastic play. Just Fantastic. I read it so often and find myself re-considering a few of my positions on some of the issues. Following Sir Richard Rich''s apparent perjury against More, I love More asking the "court" about the new Seal Rich is wearing (a Seal of office and a great promotion which Rich proudly displays) and whether More may examine it. The court tells Morer that Rich is appointed Attorney General for Wales) and of which More states: "Why Richard, it profits a man nothing to give his whole soul for the world .... But for Wales???" The point is ... ?
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Dr. K. E. Patrick
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Modern approach to an old story
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 19, 2014
What an interesting play. Written in 1960, the play uses a chorus-type character who frequently changes parts to act as narrator. The staging sounds interesting, and the story-line moves briskly without missing the highlights of More''s plight. There were apparently two...See more
What an interesting play. Written in 1960, the play uses a chorus-type character who frequently changes parts to act as narrator. The staging sounds interesting, and the story-line moves briskly without missing the highlights of More''s plight. There were apparently two possible endings, and this one has the weirder of the two where two politic characters join hands in a Machiavellian sort of way, even though they weren''t "on the same side" throughout.
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