King Henry VIII | Critical Essay by Thomas Healy

This literature criticism consists of approximately 24 pages of analysis & critique of King Henry VIII.
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Critical Essay by Thomas Healy

SOURCE: Healy, Thomas. “History and Judgement in Henry VIII.” In Shakespeare's Late Plays: New Readings, edited by Jennifer Richards and James Knowles, pp. 158-75. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1999.

In the following essay, Healy highlights the theme of historiography in Henry VIII, exploring the drama's concern with the evaluation, interpretation, and malleability of historical “truth.”

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MOPSA
I love a ballad in print, alife, for then we are sure they are true. 
AUTOLYCUS
Here's one to a very doleful tune, how a usurer's wife was brought to bed of twenty money-bags at a burden, and how she longed to eat adders' heads and toads carbonadoed. 
MOPSA
Is it true, think 
AUTOLYCUS
Very 

(The Winter's Tale, IV, iv, 251-6)

2ND Gentleman
[D]id you not late days 
A buzzing of a separation 
Between the...

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