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MIKE POULTON   has a string of successful translations and adaptations to his name, most notably Turgenev’s   Fortune’s Fool  (which won a Tony in New York) Schiller’s   Don Carlos—both of which starred Derek Jacobi—and   The Canterbury Tales.

By Mike Poulton, available through Currency Press - see all

Morte d'Arthur
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Morte d'Arthur

The Legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table

Sir Thomas Malory (adapted by Mike Poulton)
Yet some men say in many parts of England that King Arthur is not dead, but taken by the will of our Lord Jesus into another place. And men say that he shall come again.

Sir Thomas Malory’s classic telling of the Legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table is a cornerstone of English Literature, and has captured the imagination of generations. Mike Poulton’s adaptation brings the familiar and not-so-familiar tales of Britain’s first great epic to spectacular theatrical life.

The adventure begins with the pulling of the magic sword from the stone, moves on to the establishment of the Round Table and the Quest for the Holy Grail, and ends with the death of the ‘once and future king’. Woven through the narrative is the great love story of Launcelot and Guenever.

Grandeur and pathos, foxy cameos and fine jokes... a beautifully judged text by Mike Poulton, simplifying but drawing the archaic beauty from Malory’s 1485 book -  Times

Cast : 15M, 6F (doubling required ; very large cast possible)
Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-095-3 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB