Strong 16th-Century Women

Theater: ‘The Last Wife’

With revelations about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged bullying and sexual misconduct with women continuing to flood news media, how serendipitous that WAM Theatre is presenting a play about that most notorious sexual bully and abuser of women, Henry VIII, and his sixth wife, Katherine Parr. 

More importantly, Canadian playwright Kate Hennig’s finely crafted “The Last Wife” combines imagination with fact to position Katherine as a woman who clashed with an all-male Tudor power structure and often won.

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