Tag Archives: Richard III

Shakespeare memories from the Bush

A couple of weeks ago I visited my brother-in-law James (Jim) Morris, who has lived on a beautiful plot of forest in New South Wales, Australia, near the small town Eden, for over thirty years. He left Stratford-upon-Avon, where he had been … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Legacy, Shakespeare on Stage | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Shakespeare memories from the Bush

Shakespeare and the referendum

The knives have certainly been out since the Referendum vote on 23 June, and in the last week the Shakespearean references have been flying thick and fast, though the whole concept of a referendum would have been completely alien to … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Legacy | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Shakespeare and the referendum

Shakespeare 400 continues

Following the fabulously successful but exhausting weekend celebrating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, and his 452nd birthday, I’ve had a few days rest from the blog, but it doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy researching and writing a book … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Legacy, Stratford-upon-Avon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

In the City of London

This week I visited London’s Guildhall where my niece was granted the Freedom of the City of London. I hadn’t realised that about 1800 Freemen are admitted each year by the Clerk to the Chamberlain of the City of London, and … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Legacy | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Antony Sher playing Shakespeare’s fat knight

The Radio 4 Book of the Week beginning on 4 May 2015 was Antony Sher’s  Year of the Fat Knight: the Falstaff Diaries, his account of  the process of preparing for and performing Falstaff in Henry IV parts 1 and … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Legacy, Shakespeare on Stage | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Museums of the future, engaging with the past

This week, 23-29 March 2015, Museums have been celebrating Museums Week, and promoting their collections and services. By coincidence the big news for lovers of culture has been the reburial of the remains of King Richard III, making a strong … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Legacy | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Museums of the future, engaging with the past

Still looking for the truth about Richard III: who did kill the princes in the tower?

Like many thousands of others I visited Leicester on Monday 23 March 2015 to file past the coffined remains of Richard III before they are reinterred in the Cathedral on Thursday. People waited up to four hours, and many in … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Legacy, Shakespeare on Stage, Sources | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Richard III’s final journey

It’s almost two years since it was announced live on national TV that the skeleton discovered under a car park in Leicester was indeed that of King Richard III, killed at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. I watched the … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Legacy, Shakespeare's World, Sources | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Richard III’s final journey

Shakespeare in London

With the ending of the RSC’s London season of the two Henry IV plays, performances of Shakespeare’s plays in the capital are currently a little few and far between. Shakespeare’s Globe is taking its winter break, and the new Sam … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Legacy, Shakespeare on Stage | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Remembering Bosworth and the death of Richard III

22 August marks the anniversary of the Battle of Bosworth at which in 1485 the ruling king of England, Richard III, was killed. With Henry VII taking the throne it was the end of the Plantagenet era and the beginning … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Legacy | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Remembering Bosworth and the death of Richard III