Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Wosley’

A Man for All Season(ings)

December 10, 2008

Much has been restless at my place of work as a double decker tour guide and one night I sought refuge and went to see “A Man For All Seasons” the play about Sir Thomas More which was made famous as a movie starring Paul Scofield (in an Oscar winning performance)as Henry the Eigth of Angleterre’s Tower of London bound Chancellor and now starring Frank Langella in the title role.

My guest for the evening {tour guide par excellance Stepehen Irolla} didn’t get there until the second act because he was at a Scotch tasting(which I had left earlier) and as he is “A Man For All Seasonings” he was staying put there to listen to the Scotch Maker’s rap and perhaps to taste a little more.

The tasting for Macallan offered a sampling of a very decent twelve year old blend and conversation with people like off duty rehab functionaries and freelance art curators as goodlooking hor d’oeurve dispensers in black fed the hungry liquor swillers.

“A Man For All Seasons’ is a great drama and the stage suggestion of the barges and boats taking Henry and More (no not Henry Moore -and for More Moors google Scotch Whiskey’s birthplace of Scotland) back and forth on the Thames was excellent. ┬áMoreover, this itinerant blogger finaly got his Cardinal Wosley, Thomas More, Thomas Cromwell Lord Chancellor succession down succinctly.

Frank Langella who I saw in “Dracula” on Broadway as a teenager was incomprable many years later now{ Especially watching the candid and robust official wither in suggested captivity}. Bravo!

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