Booker winner Mantel says play next “logical step”


Author Hilary Mantel poses with her book "Bring up the Bodies", after winning the 2012 Man Booker Prize, at the Guildhall in LondonLONDON (Reuters) – Double Booker prize-winning author Hilary Mantel said the characters in her historical novels about the rise of Thomas Cromwell will take the next “logical step” to a stage adaptation at the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) this year. Mantel said in a video interview on the RSC website this week that she has always longed to give “solid form” to her depictions of Cromwell, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in her “Wolf Hall” and “Bring Up the Bodies” books. “From the moment I started writing Wolf Hall the characters were fighting to be off the page,” Mantel said in the video. …

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