Read the full text of Henry VIII Epilogue with a side-by-side translation HERE.
- We're back where we started, with one figure coming out on stage, talking to us. Let's call this one the Epilogue.
- The character tells us that the play probably didn't please everyone. A couple people dozed off and were only woken up when the trumpets sounded.
- Even though the Epilogue is happy to bag on the play, the women are to be left alone: the figure tells us that the women in the play are good.
- So, as long as the ladies in the audience clap for the women in the play, the men will join in, too.
- That's it.
- No, really.