How ‘Wolf Hall’ will entertain millions — and threaten to distort history in the process – The Washington Post

The new BBC Masterpiece theater “Wolf Hall” once again raises questions about the boundaries of artistic license in the portrayal of real historical events. argues that “Wolf Hall,” which is based on of a series of novels written by Hilary Mantel, went too far in its distortions of history. As a result Wolfe believes that “Mantel’s version could obscure important lessons from that dark period that have continuing relevance for the present moment.” Read his entire augment here:

How ‘Wolf Hall’ will entertain millions — and threaten to distort history in the process – The Washington Post.

Mark Rylance plays Thomas Cromwell in “Wolf Hall.” (Giles (Keyte/Playground & Company Pictures for MASTERPIECE/BBC)

Mark Rylance plays Thomas Cromwell in “Wolf Hall.” (Giles (Keyte/Playground & Company Pictures for MASTERPIECE/BBC)