Book Reviews of The Lion in Winter (Plays, Penguin)

The Lion in Winter (Plays, Penguin)
The Lion in Winter - Plays, Penguin
Author: James Goldman
ISBN-13: 9780140481747
ISBN-10: 0140481745
Publication Date: 3/31/1983
Pages: 128
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
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It is Christmas of 1183, and Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine are, for once, together in the drafty castle at Chinon. For all thei regal status, they are much like any long-estranged but inseparably married couple: Henry flaunts his new mistress; Eleanor plots against him with their sons. They will do anything they can to hurt each other. And they love each other to distraction.
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The play was not as good as the promotional blurbs suggested. The language is nowhere near Shakespeare in beauty or tone. The play portrays a homosexual relationship between Richard the Lionhearted and King Phillip of France; is that historically accurate?