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Discussions about the Imperial Family and European Royalty => The Tudors => Topic started by: Kimberly on January 31, 2015, 02:07:57 PM

Title: Wolf Hall
Post by: Kimberly on January 31, 2015, 02:07:57 PM
The BBC is showing a 6 part serialisation of Hilary Mantel's book " Wolf Hall" at the moment. If anyone out there gets a chance to see this production they are in for such a treat. Mark Rylance is utterly mesmerising as Cromwell and Henry VIII is played by a brilliantly simmering Damian Lewis.
I cannot recommend this highly enough for any Tudor " nerds " out there.
Title: Re: Wolf Hall
Post by: RoyalWatcher on March 23, 2015, 02:29:19 PM
Looking forward to it starting here in the U.S.
Title: Re: Wolf Hall
Post by: Kimberly on March 24, 2015, 03:05:52 AM
Oh my days...you are in for such a treat. The execution of Anne is absolutely heart rending. best depiction I have ever seen.
it is very dark which is something you get acclimatized to very quickly. By this I mean there was no "modern" lighting used during filming, so its candles all the way.
It is a dramatisation of Wolf Hall and the follow up, Bring up the Bodies. They are waiting now for Ms Mantel to finiish writing the third novel of the trilogy and then they will start filming that one.
Title: Re: Wolf Hall
Post by: JamesAPrattIII on December 10, 2015, 11:31:10 AM
I really like Wolf Hall as well. It really gave you the real Tudor period feel so to speak.
Title: Re: Wolf Hall
Post by: DNAgenie on December 10, 2015, 05:46:36 PM
I was disappointed in the series, although I have only watched bits of it here and there.  People stand around glowering, or simmering, and nothing much seemed to be happening to advance the plot, so I tended to switch off. I didn't like the book either, but YMMV.
Title: Re: Wolf Hall
Post by: Kimberly on December 13, 2015, 08:30:38 AM
Yes, I struggled with the book too, not keen on the first person narrative to be honest.
Title: Re: Wolf Hall
Post by: jehan on January 08, 2016, 10:21:52 AM
Yes, I struggled with the book too, not keen on the first person narrative to be honest.


I have no problem with first person narrative- what bothers me is that it is written in the present tense.  That really annoys me, as I find it affected- I just couldn't read it for that reason.