Attention; bickering spouses who can't stand to be together or apart; adultery and sexual experimentation; even the struggle to balance work and family: These are themes as much at home in our time as they were in the twelfth century.
Author: James Goldman
Publisher: Samuel French, Incorporated
Category: Great Britain
"Insecure siblings fighting for their parents. Attention; bickering spouses who can't stand to be together or apart; adultery and sexual experimentation; even the struggle to balance work and family: These are themes as much at home in our time as they were in the twelfth century. In James Goldman's classic play The Lion in Winter, domestic turmoil rises to an art form. Keenly self-aware and motivated as much by spite as by any sense of duty, Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine maneuver against each other to position their favorite son in line for succession. By imagining the inner lives of Henry, Eleanor, and their sons, John, Geoffrey, and Richard, Goldman created the quintessential drama of family strife and competing ambitions, a work that gives visceral, modern-day relevance to the intrigues of Angevin England"--Publisher description.
Insecure siblings fighting for their parents' attention; bickering spouses who can't stand to be together or apart; adultery and sexual experimentation; even the struggle to balance work and family: These are themes as much at home in our ...
Author: James Goldman
Publisher: Samuel French Limited
Ambassador Theatre, Eugene V. Wolsk, Walter A. Hyman, and Alan King with Emanuel Azenberg present Robert Preston, Rosemary Harris in "The Lion in Winter," a new play by James Goldman, with Dennis Cooney, James Rado, Christopher Walken, Bruce Scott, and Suzanne Grossmann, scenery and costumes by Will Steven Armstrong, lighting by Tharon Musser, incidental music by Thomas Wagner, production manager Jose Vega, directed by Noel Willman.
The Lion in Winter received mixed reviews of its 1966 Broadway debut production, and was essentially a critical and commercial failure. However, the 1968 film production of The Lion in Winter, based on a screenplay adaptation written by ...
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Category: Literary Criticism
A Study Guide for James A. Goldman's "The Lion in Winter," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.
It's Christmas 1183, and King Henry II (Peter O'Toole) is planning to announce his successor to the throne.
Author: Dio Anthony Austi
It's Christmas 1183, and King Henry II (Peter O'Toole) is planning to announce his successor to the throne. The jockeying for the crown, though, is complex. Henry has three sons and wants his boy Prince John (Nigel Terry) to take over. Henry's wife, Queen Eleanor (Katharine Hepburn), has other ideas. She believes their son Prince Richard (Anthony Hopkins) should be king. As the family and various schemers gather for the holiday, each tries to make the indecisive king choose their option.
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Back stabbing, spying, double crossing, and rampant infidelity-a typical family Christmas. Typical, that is, for the Plantagenets. Contains: Strong Language, Offensive Language.
James Goldman’s brilliant historical drama pits King Henry II of England against the strong-willed Eleanor of Aquitaine. Back stabbing, spying, double crossing, and rampant infidelity–a typical family Christmas. Typical, that is, for the Plantagenets. Contains: Strong Language, Offensive Language.
This historical drama takes place in England at Christmas in the year 1183.
Author: James Goldman
Category: Motion picture plays
This historical drama takes place in England at Christmas in the year 1183. The aging King Henry II must name a successor, and he summons his estranged wife, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their three surviving sons. It is less a family reunion than a state of convocation, since the king's major rival in love and politics is Eleanor. Henry has also invited 18 year old King Phillip of France, brother of Henry's mistress, Princess Alais. The interplay of these proud and powerful nobles is full of intrigue and danger.
Historically, the legitimate Geoffrey was said to be wellspoken, calculating, ambitious, and ripe for any intrigue, a characterization that The Lion in Winter adopts. But I was struck by other nuances in Geoffrey: the intelligence, ...
Author: Pamela Sherwood
Publisher: Blue Castle Publishing
Celebrate the season with The Lyons Pride! This holiday box set contains one novel and three novellas, plus two previously unpublished short stories and several recipes. The Advent of Lady Madeline: Responsible, level-headed, and invariably good-humored, Hugo Lowell, Viscount Saxby, has his plans for Christmas—and his future—all mapped out. Until a surprise invitation lands him at the country estate of Harold Lyons, the rich and powerful Duke of Whitborough. Drawn into his host’s charming, often contentious family circle, Hugo finds himself matching wits and words with the Duke’s eldest daughter, Lady Madeline. Striking, clever, and as sharp-tongued as she is sharp-witted, Madeline is the polar opposite of the placid, proper beauty Hugo intends to marry. So why can’t he get her out of his mind? And how is it that she can persuade him to attempt things he’s never tried before? As Advent yields to Christmas, Hugo’s future becomes far less predictable…and infinitely more exciting. Devices and Desires: From childhood, Lady Margaret Carlisle’s life has been entwined with the rich, powerful, and contentious Lyons family, until her intended’s untimely death five years ago. Now a widow, she finds herself drawn into their intrigues once more… and unexpectedly tempted by a brilliant, lonely man, whose friendship she has long taken for granted. They call him the Clockwork Solicitor, the perfect lawyerly device. But the icy demeanor of Lord Gervase Lyons conceals a vulnerable heart–and an undying passion for the one woman he can never have: his dead brother’s fiancée. Summoned to his family’s Christmas gathering, where old wounds will be reopened, old quarrels revisited, and old secrets revealed, Gervase receives the chance to win her love at last. Twelfth Night: After the life-changing events of Christmastide, the Lyons Pride is attempting to move forward. Romance, however, is on Lord Gervase’s mind as he plans a special celebration for his beloved Margaret on Twelfth Night. Meanwhile, the annual Servants’ Ball promises surprise and intrigue for those both upstairs and downstairs… Epiphany: Tilda James is an impeccable lady’s maid. Simon Farnsworth is an ideal gentleman’s gentleman. Both agree that their employers are perfect for each other and decide to encourage their budding romance. But will an upstairs match lead to a downstairs love affair, especially when old secrets come to light?
Release on 2001-12 | by New York Times Theater Reviews
1999 Mr 10 , E3 : 1 THE LION IN WINTER By James Goldman ; directed by Michael Mayer ; sets by David Gallo ; costumes by Michael Krass ; lighting by Kenneth Posner ; sound by Mark Bennett ; hair and wig design by Paul Huntley ...
Author: New York Times Theater Reviews
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Performing Arts
This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.