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Female, Black and Jewish! 8 years 6 months ago #1889

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Sorry, couldn't resist posting this one:

http://www.darkladyplayers.com/

(which I find curiously less ridiculous than most of the other candidates).

:lol:
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Female, Black and Jewish! 8 years 6 months ago #1890

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Actually, the plays were written by cardinal Wolsey, who died in 1530. Fifty-some years later, they came into the possession of Francis Bacon, who edited them for publication. I thought everybody knew this.
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Female, Black and Jewish! 8 years 6 months ago #1891

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That's why he is so sympathetic a character in Henry 8!
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Female, Black and Jewish! 8 years 6 months ago #1892

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Ah, yes, but he IS, you see! Note how sincere he is, and how well he always speaks for himself - so well, that the other characters frequently comment on how impressed they are! And really, where is the harm in wanting to be pope if you believe (probably correctly) that you're the best man for the job?! I mean, really! Wolsey did after all found Oxford University, did he not?
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Female, Black and Jewish! 8 years 6 months ago #1893

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I meant it - I DO think he is quite sympathetic: Lovely before death speech.

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Female, Black and Jewish! 8 years 6 months ago #1894

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Mea culpa - I assumed without thinking that you were being ironic!

But seriously, I like Wolsey a lot, and I think he can quite easily be played as a relatively good guy. Timothy West does an admirable job of it in the 1979 BBC production.
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Female, Black and Jewish! 8 years 6 months ago #1895

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I wouldn't have believed this if I hadn't checked out the link for myself. Totally outside the box, in a totally different carton. I'm amazed that people can buy into these far, far out theories. We're in Area 51 territory here, my friends.
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