The Lion in Winter

The Lion in Winter

A Play

Book - 2004
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"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.
Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2004
Edition: 2004 Random House Trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780812973358
Call Number: 812 G569L 2004
Characteristics: ix, 103 p. ; 21 cm


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Jun 09, 2019

A royal family at each other's throats in the name of inheritance and power. This play is absolutely amazing, and so much fun for any history nerd (like me). Also, when you are finished reading this play, I highly recommend you watch the film version starring Peter O'Toole and Katherine Hepburn, and also featuring then-newcomer Anthony Hopkins.

In other words, a game of thrones before there was Game of Thrones.


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