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Horizon, Summer 1971 - 2

Part 2 of this issue:

In ‘How Not to Win a War’ the eminent British historian Correlli Barnett writes about the book that was a key influence on him, and which he says could help explain what he calls ‘ 807 more words

A Guide’s View of London Theatreland

As a London Blue Badge Tour Guide I’ve been leading a wide variety of tours for the past 20 years but my favourites are the… 946 more words

Theatre Buzz

Or, -- Hedgerow Theatre

Aphra Behn should be lauded among women, especially among woman playwrights. She wrote for the theater in an era when such work was the exclusive province of men. 2,300 more words

Theater Reviews

Review: The Restoration Of Nell Gwyn @ Park Theatre

This review was originally written for A Younger Theatre

When Charles II, lying on his deathbed, uttered the words “let not poor Nellie starve”, he can hardly have imagined that his beloved mistress would be so in vogue 331 years later. 543 more words



“They’ve disgraced our trade. Ruined our art. They’ve put a woman on the stage.”

At first glance, James Bond and Restoration Comedy might not seem to be natural bed-fellows. 446 more words

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'Nell Gwyn: A Biography' now published by Thistle

A new edition of ‘Nell Gwyn: A Biography’ by our co-founder and director Charles Beauclerk is now available to order as a printed book and e-book through Thistle Publishing. 347 more words

The Shakespeare Academy

Margaret Evans Porter on Writing Historical Fiction

After exchanging emails and Facebook messages with Margaret Porter for a few years, I feel I know her, so I am delighted that she agreed to be on A Writer of History today talking about historical fiction. 1,613 more words

Historical Fiction