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Now is the Winter of our discontent...

Richard III?? What on earth does a Shakespearean drama have to do with Czech music?

Let me explain.

Smetana spent some time (1856–61) teaching and conducting in Gothenburg, Sweden. 139 more words


Sunday Sojourn - Tower of London

Happy Sunday everyone, and welcome to my first self-penned Sunday Sojourn of 2017! I am taking this opportunity to explore a place which means a lot to me, as the setting for my debut novel, … 491 more words


Richard III by Godot's Watch at the Rosemary Branch

Doing Shakespeare is hard, very hard. To convey all the meaning, subtlety and narrative while engaging the audience is no easy task, especially when a small company is limited by financial restraints. 405 more words


Review: Richard III at the Rosemary Branch

The last production I saw of Richard III was at the Globe a few years ago, which happened to coincide with a huge thunderstorm that raged for most of the play; every dramatic moment was punctuated by a crash of thunder, and when the evil Richard met his end, the rain immediately stopped and the sun came out. 578 more words


Like Hyperion to a satyr ...

Back in November I compared the next President of the USA to Richard III. A little reluctantly, given I have some sympathy, and a degree of fondness, for Richard. 271 more words



A Roger the Chapman Mystery; England, 1473

Roger reminisces about Richard III (in the time of Henry Tudor!)

The Bishop’s Palace at Exeter stands in the lee of the Cathedral, a red sandstone building, in sharp contrast to the pale Beer stone of the church. 618 more words

Book Reviews

Richard, the man in blue and ermine....

The above illustration is of Edward IV receiving a book from Anthony Woodville. With the king are his queen, Elizabeth Woodville, and his heir, the future Edward V. 275 more words