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Morte D'Arthur

Morte D'Arthur

Adapted by Mike Poulton
By Sir Thomas Malory
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781848420953, 132 pages, April 2011


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.


"As poignant and emotive as any Shakespeare history play."

- Evening Standard

"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."

- The Times