"A Fool Is Always Right"

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Smith, Kathryn (American playwright and theater manager, 1956- ), "A Fool Is Always Right,"

a 35-minute comedy in English set in Whitehall Palace, London, 1540,


© 1995 by playwright, script/rights available from Kathryn Smith, 400 Heyward Road, Anderson, SC 29621, U.S.A., telephone (work) 864-224-4248, (home) 864-224-0290, or bulldog@clemson.campus.mci.net. Cited to this Website January 13, 1996; Smith says,

Dramatis Personae " Hans Holbein (m), portrait painter; Will Somers (m), Fool

Synopsis "Shortly after the disastrous marriage of Henry VIII to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, portrait painter Hans Holbein is suffering Henry's wrath. The king feels he has been tricked by Holbein's portrait of his prospective bride: the painting was much more pleasing than the woman. Fool Will Somers comes to sit for a portrait shortly before Holbein is to visit the king. The two share stories of court life and gossip about Henry's matrimonial history. Then Holbein reveals an attraction to Queen Anne that probably clouded his judgement in painting her picture."

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