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Chicago Shakespeare Theater – Tug of War: Civil Strife

Tug of War: Civil Strife is the second of Barbara Gaines’ two ambitious Shakespeare trilogies produced for Shakespeare 400 Chicago.  This second set of plays concentrates on the bloody civil wars that resulted when Henry V’s early death led to his infant son Henry VI taking the throne at the age of only nine months old,  provoking a power struggle among the leading nobles, most of them Henry’s kinsmen.  1,078 more words

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Has Henry I been located?

A heat map  produced by GPR appears to show evidence of graves close to Reading Abbey’s high altar, corresponding almost exactly to Richard III’s location in the Leicester Greyfriars, as… 26 more words

Leicester Cathedral

The main focus on a recent trip to Leicester was all things Richard III and naturally that included a visit to Leicester Cathedral where his remains were reinterred on March 26th 2015. 218 more words

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Eimear McBride’s ‘The Lesser Bohemians’ and The Ride in Contemporary Letters

***Content warning: Things get racy***

The Bad Sex Award is a literary prize awarded to the author who writes the most cringeworthy scene in which sex happens in a particular year. 1,440 more words

Drawing: Kathryn Hunter as Richard III

The brilliant British actress Kathryn Hunter was born Aikaterini Hadjipateras in New York to Greek parents fifty-nine years ago and raised in England where she trained at RADA. 241 more words


Book Review | Dickon

Last year, I took a course in Shakespeare. And Richard III quickly became one of my favorite historical figures. So when I saw that there was a whole book all about him – … 622 more words


Daughter of Time

Even more eviler then Lord Farquar? Mystery writer Josephine Tey tackles the case against England’s monster, Richard the Third, by means of her fictional Scotland Yard detective Alan Grant. 312 more words