Blending myth and magic, "Morte D'Arthur" is the story of King Arthur's attempt to unite his country, from pulling the sword from the stone to the establishment of the Round Table and the Quest for the Holy Grail. It traces the adultery of Lancelot and Guinevere and ultimately the death of the 'once and future king'. Malory's classic telling of the "Legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table" is a cornerstone of English literature, and has captured the imagination of generations, inspiring writers from Tennyson to Tolkien. It has now been dramatised for the stage by one of the most acclaimed adapters of our time.
MIKE POULTON has a string of successful translations and adaptations to his name, most notably Schiller's Don Carlos (West End, 2005) and The Canterbury Tales for the RSC (Stratford, 2005). SIR THOMAS MALORY (c.1405-1471) was the English author of Le Morte D'Arthur, compiled from various English and French sources. The work was first printed by William Caxton in 1485.