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Once more unto the breach, dear friends...

…Is what I say to myself as I stand on the threshold of the house where I am currently staying, bracing myself for the sounds of tears, or fighting, or the shrieking that must necessarily accompany all of the activities of my 5 and 8 year old housemates. 652 more words

Love Letter

‘The Forbidden Queen’ by Anne O’Brien - Discussion Questions

1) What do you think of Katherine? What appeals to you about her and what doesn’t?

I quite liked Katherine, and I grew to like her more and more as the novel went on. 2,680 more words

Tudors

Shakespeare: the Creator of Rudolph?

You’ve probably heard the song “Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer,” and seen the movie that came with it (I’m talking about the Rankin-Bass quality one, not the later 2-d animation or any such thing). 478 more words

History

Old Music Monday: The Agincourt Carol

While browsing on youtube this weekend (I love that sentence because it implies long childfree days spent clicking from one interesting program to the next) I found this 2013 BBC documentary from David Starkey, the most fabulous British historian (and who puts on a fabulous show in the 1980’s Channel 4 Trial of Richard III where he puts everyone who disagrees with him firmly in their respective places).   229 more words

History

An Actor's Take: Julius Caesar

We love actor Louis Butelli’s posts for the Folger Theatre Production Diary. Recently, he wrote about his discovery—after a long run here playing Cassius in… 1,072 more words

Shakespeare

DNA Confirms Here Lieth Richard III Under Yon Parking Lot

The king’s genes also raise some royally embarrassing questions about the legitimacy of the Tudors who ended his reign.

Researchers conservatively estimate that the chances of the skull at left not being that of Richard III (right) are 6.7 million to 1. 935 more words

History

The Man in the Arena

In peace nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness and humility; but when the blast of war blows in our ears, then imitate the action of the tiger; stiffen the sinews, disguise fair nature with hard favour’d rage.

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