A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
William Directed Robert Bolt's play A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
at the Jericho Arts Centre, Vancouver, in 2015
Robert Bolt’s iconic play shines a spotlight on a pivotal period in English history: the fascinating battle of principles between Sir Thomas More, Lord Chancellor of England, and King Henry VIII, who remains a figure of intrigue and scorn centuries after his death. Henry VIII wishes to divorce his wife, Catherine of Aragon, so that he may marry Anne Boleyn. More understands that, from the standpoint of the Catholic Church, the king’s desire is heresy – but Henry VIII wishes that More break with Rome, and publicly approve his latest marriage. More refuses, and the king is furious. The events that follow are both shocking and tragic, but More's refusal to acquiesce to the lusty king guarantees that he will long be remembered as a deeply principled “man for all seasons.”
IN THE PRESS:
"Watching the current production of Robert Bolt’s “A Man For All Seasons” unfold at the Jericho Arts Centre is like watching a master painter at work. You already know what the picture may look like at the end, but the amazing colours and masterful brush strokes keep you mesmerized to the end. William B. Davis has again put his masterful hand to a theatre classic...a winner of a production."
From Entertainment Vancouver