A new edition of David Edgar's epic drama concerning the writing of the King James Bible, published alongside the 2012 transfer of the acclaimed RSC production to the Duchess Theatre in the West End. Written on the Heart tells the dramatic story of the translation of God's Word into English. For one man, this endeavour leads to death at the stake. For another, it could mean an archbishop's mitre. After almost a century of unrest, the King James Bible was intended to end the violent upheavals of the English Reformation. But deep seated discord forces a leading translator to confront the betrayal of his youthful religious ideals, for the sake of social piece.