If Only Your High School English Teacher Had Been This Devoted

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Paul Marino in the role of King Henry VIII leads spectators to a location in William Shakespeare's Utopia, based on a work of fiction by English social philosopher and author Sir Thomas More, at Goerlitzer Park in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)

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Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All

Does the lack of information about this bug anyone else? Shakespeare didn't write a play called Utopia, though utopian themes do run through The Tempest, so is this just performance art based on More's Utopia that draws from several literary depictions of the idea or what? But Henry VIII wasn't in the Tempest, and the Shakespeare play based on his life doesn't seem to fit their theme. Was he just thrown in because he and More were contemporaries?