BEN JONSON’S DOGSBODY by James Lewis Huss

£6.00

Ben Jonson’s Dogsbody is a mock Shakespearean tragedy in blank verse based on the real life history of Sir Henry Norris, King Henry VIII’s Groom of Stool. A comedy in five acts, Ben Jonson’s Dogsbody tells the story of the king’s best friend and greatest political ally, executed after being accused of sleeping with Anne Boleyn. Henry Norris lived a tragic life with tainted hands before he died with a tainted name. A shittier tragedy has yet to be written.

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CHARACTERS

Sir Henry Norris, Groom of Stool

Henry VIII, King of England

Anne Boleyn, Queen of England

Thomas Cromwell, Chancellor

George Boleyn,

Lord Rochford

Sir William Brereton, Groom of Chamber

Sir Francis Weston, Groom of Chamber

Mark Smeaton, Musician of Court

Madge Shelton, Lady-in-Waiting

Jane Seymour, Lady-in-Waiting

Mary Fiennes, Lady Norris

Francis I, King of France

Sir William Compton

Executioner

Meretrix

 

RUNNING TIME

Approximately 2 hours

 

PREVIEW

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FEMALE CAST

MALE - CAST

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