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A Man for All Seasons Essay | Critical Essay #3

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Critical Essay #3

In the following review, which originally appeared in the New York Times on November 23, 1961, Taubman offers a positive assessment of A. Man for All Seasons, noting Bolt's skills as a writer and his ability to present his plot and characters in a manner that allows the audience to form its own opinions regarding the people and events depicted.

In A Man for All Seasons Robert Bolt has written a play that is luminous with intelligence and steely with conviction.

The central figure of this work, which arrived last night at the ANTA Theatre, is Sir Thomas More, the lawyer and scholar, who would not yield to the expediency required by his sovereign, Henry VIII. The theme of the play is the pressure that a community of friends and foes brings to bear on a man who can do no other but listen to the still, small voice of...

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