A meditation on power and the metaphor of the body of state, based on the real episode of dementia experienced by George III [now suspected a victim of porphyria, a blood disorder]. As he loses his senses, he becomes both more alive and more politically marginalized; neither effect desirable to his lieutenants, who jimmy the rules to avoid a challenge to regal authority, raising the question of who is really in charge. Written by
Dan Hartung <email@example.com>
His Majesty was all powerful and all knowing. But he wasn't quite all there.
Did You Know?
Since Helen Mirren was nominated for playing Queen Charlotte, she went on to win her Best Actress Oscar for playing Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen
(2006), who is a descendant of King George III. See more
By your dress, sir, and general demeanor, I'd say you were a minister of God.
Oh, that's true, Your Majesty, I was once in the service of the Church. Now I practice medicine.
Well, I'm sorry for it. You've quitted a profession I've always loved and embraced one I most heartily DETEST.
Our Savior went about healing the sick.
Yes... but He had not seven hundred pounds a year for it.
Well, that's not bad for a madman.
Featured in The King's Speech
Music by George Frideric Handel
Heard at the concert the king attends See more