Henry VIII by William Shakespeare

May 11th 2009
RECIPIENT OF THE 2008 NIBBIE FOR
UK YOUNG PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR
A British Book Industry Award

Title: Henry VIII
Original author: William Shakespeare
Adapted by: Richard Appignanesi
Illustrated by: Patrick Warren
Extent: 208 pages, paperback
Publication date: 15th May 2009
Published by: SelfMadeHero
Price: £7.99
Size: 148 x 210mm
Colour: 9 col., 199 b/w
Category: Graphic novels/Manga/Shakespeare/Children
ISBN: 978-1-906838-02-7



Henry VIII by William Shakespeare
Adapted by Richard Appignanesi and Illustrated by Patrick Warren
“I HAVE VENTURED IN A SEA OF GLORY... BUT FAR BEYOND MY DEPTH!” The rise and fall of the scheming Cardinal Wolsey is just one
of the stories of political intrigue and personal ambition played out in the shadows of Henry VIII's court – and that of his first two
Queens – in Shakespeare's last play. First performed under the title All Is True in 1613, Henry VIII traces the ups and downs of
Fortune that rule over human affairs – in the corridors of power and behind closed doors. But who is pulling the strings in this
epoch-making period of English history? And how do we know that any history is “true”?

Henry VIII is published in association with Historic Royal Palaces to mark the 500th anniversary of the real King Henry's accession
to the throne. Hampton Court Palace is one of the great survivals from the era of Henry VIII, and special celebrations of Henry VIII's
reign begin there in 2009. Patrick Warren, the artist, visited Hampton Court Palace to help his research for creating the
backgrounds in the book. As well as sketching the palace interiors and exteriors, he used archive material to re-create the
costumes and environment of Tudor England.



Henry VIII joins an ever-growing list of critically acclaimed titles in SelfMadeHero's MANGA SHAKESPEARE series. SelfMadeHero
launched the series in March 2007. The books continue to attract press interest internationally and are distributed worldwide. In
Britain, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre singled the series out as a 4 star “recommended read”, and NEO (the UK's top Manga
Magazine) put it in their 25 Essential Reads. Manga Shakespeare titles already published include Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet,
Richard III, The Tempest and A Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, As You Like It and Othello.
Future titles in the series include:

Much Ado About Nothing May 2009
King Lear May 2009
Twelfth Night Sept 2009
The Merchant of Venice Sept 2009

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