He did so in Henry V, and he did so again in Henry VIII.
With such intimacy, soliloquies, asides, and long set speeches are natural and not absurd as they are in modern theatre. The upright Duke of Buckingham, who serves as Lord High Constable, worries about Wolseys power and his influence on King Henry VIII (1491-1547).
So he decides to warn Henry that Wolsey is bad news.
In fact, they took place between 15, the year of the birth of Henry VIIIs daughter Elizabeth, the future Queen of England.
Cardinal Wolsey: Powerful Lord Chancellor of England and accomplished politician who manipulates the king and his subjects in order to swell his pocketbook and his power.
Perhaps the biggest limitation of all was that males played all the characters; law and custom forbade females from acting.
It is no wonder, then, that Shakespeare reminded audiences from time to time to activate their imaginations at the beginning of a performance.Shakespeare based Henry VIII primarily on accounts in The Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (Holinsheds Chronicles), by Raphael Holinshed (? ), who began work on this history under the royal printer Reginald Wolfe.The first edition of the chronicles was published in 1577 in two volumes.There was not even a curtain that opened and closed between acts.Sometimes a prop used in one scene had to remain on the stage for other scenes because it was too heavy to remove during the play.The youngest daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain, she married Henry VIII after the death of her first husband Henry's brother, Prince Arthur, oldest son of King Henry VII of England.Gentlemen of the King's Court: Duke of Norfolk, Duke of Suffolk, Earl of Surrey, Lord Chamberlain, Lord Chancellor who succeeds Wolsey, Lord Sandys, Sir Thomas Lovell, Sir Henry Guildford, Sir Anthony Denny, Sir Nicholas Vaux, Lord Abergavenny.Fletcher generally focused more on plot twists than character development to generate audience interest.Among the notable plays he wrote without collaboration are The Loyall Subject, The Faithfull Shepheardesse, A Wife for a Moneth, The Chances, The Wild Goose Chase, The Mad Lover, The Humourous Lieutenant, Rule a Wife and Have a Wife, Women Pleasd, and The Island Princesse.He attempts to defeat Henry's plan to marry Anne Bullen, promoting instead a marriage between Henry and a French duchess.His duplicity, formidable as it is, eventually catches up with him, and he loses everythingpower, property, and life.