A meditation on power and the metaphor of the body of state, based on the real episode of dementia experienced by George III [now suspected a victim of porphyria, a blood disorder]. As he loses his senses, he becomes both more alive and more politically marginalized; neither effect desirable to his lieutenants, who jimmy the rules to avoid a challenge to regal authority, raising the question of who is really in charge. Written by
Dan Hartung <email@example.com>
His Majesty was all powerful and all knowing. But he wasn't quite all there.
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, a stage and TV actor with relative inexperience in cinema, was so keen to reprise his award-winning stage role for the movie version that he took the key part of Dr. Raymond Cocteau in Sylvester Stallone
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The left side of the door has the date 1862 carved into it. See more
I have You in my eye, sir. And I shall KEEP You in my eye until You learn to behave and do as You're told.
I am the King. I tell, I am not TOLD. I am the VERB, sir, not the OBJECT.
Zadok the Priest
Music by George Frideric Handel
(as G H Handel) See more