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Epigraph and Preface The Epigraph includes quotes by British writers Robert Whittington and Samuel Johnson. Whittington calls Sir Thomas More... Read More
Act 1, Section 1 The Common Man, wearing all black, stands in front a basket on a dark stage. He complains about how "perverse" it is for... Read More
Act 1, Section 2 Sir Thomas More arrives at Cardinal Wolsey's office where Wolsey wants to show More a dispatch he has written to send to... Read More
Act 1, Section 3 At the boatyard Sir Thomas More seeks a boatman to take him home, and the Common Man, now costumed as the Boatman, offer... Read More
Act 1, Section 4 Sir Thomas More arrives home exhausted and learns that William Roper is there. He and More's daughter Margaret enter tog... Read More
Act 1, Section 5 The Common Man puts on a pair of glasses and reads to the audience from a book. His reading reveals that Cardinal Wolsey... Read More
Act 1, Section 6 The next scene takes place in Hampton Court, a royal palace. Thomas Cromwell works at Hampton Court and is surprised to ... Read More
Act 1, Section 7 In the garden of the More house, Alice More, Margaret More, and the Duke of Norfolk frantically search for Sir Thomas Mo... Read More
Act 1, Section 8 The scene changes to a pub where the Common Man, now dressed as a publican, or pub worker, sets the table. He muses to t... Read More
Act 2, Section 1 The Common Man enters a dark stage, puts on glasses and opens a book. He tells the audience the first act took place in ... Read More
Act 2, Section 2 At the More home, Sir Thomas More and William Roper wait together. Roper is wearing a cross and is dressed in black. Whe... Read More
Act 2, Section 3 In an alcove the Duke of Norfolk and Thomas Cromwell discuss Sir Thomas More. Norfolk doesn't understand why they can't ... Read More
Act 2, Section 4 Chapuys is at the More house. Alice More, now dressed in an apron, asks Chapuys to leave before Sir Thomas More arrives.... Read More
Act 2, Section 5 Sir Thomas More arrives at Hampton Court where Thomas Cromwell greets him and says Richard Rich will record their conver... Read More
Act 2, Section 6 Sir Thomas More is at the boatyard, calling for a boat and trying to calm himself down. No boat arrives. He runs into th... Read More
Act 2, Section 7 The Common Man returns to the stage with his basket. He's unsettled by previous events but tells the audience no one "en... Read More
Act 2, Section 8 It's morning, with "cold gray light from off the gray water." The jailer wakes Sir Thomas More and says his family has c... Read More
Act 2, Section 9 As "portentous and heraldic" music plays, several coats of arms descend. The jailer changes the scene to the courtroom s... Read More
Act 2, Section 10 The scene is set for an execution. The executioner's ax and block "are silhouetted against a light of steadily increasin... Read More
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