Wolf Hall is the TV adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s books Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies, following the rise and fall of Anne Boleyn through the eyes of Thomas Cromwell. 576 more words
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This week I went to the National Portrait Gallery to see the The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered. This exhibition has the most complete display of Tudor portraits ever assembled in one place, which appears to means the most Tudor portraits in both overall volume and in terms of the number of royals shown. 1,259 more words
To begin with, I liked it. Quite a lot. Four stars. Out of five (it wasn’t perfect). The opening minutes are especially hamstrung by clunky history-lesson dialogue, for which I recognise the need, though the sense of being chaperoned by a script has rarely been stronger. 1,296 more words
When it launched this week on BBC Two, Wolf Hall became the channel’s biggest drama launch for a decade.
About 3.9 million people tuned in to see the first episode of the series, based on Hilary Mantel’s books, the largest audience for a new drama since 6.6 million watched Rome in 2005. 106 more words
There has been a buzz surrounding Wolf Hall. Ever since the hype of the RSC’s stage adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies last year, audiences have been brimming with anticipation for how the BBC will deliver their version of the historically-based fiction. 364 more words