I was looking for a “business” partner to share a new venture with and have received – out of the blue – an offer from a fellow historian who has followed my work for a long time. Way back since my Weave a Garland days in the early 2000’s. Woohoo. Time for a partner-in-historical-crime, methinks […]
Sorry. Not :o) Agincourt is well-known for Welsh Bowmen and MUD. Ku – nig -its in Shining Armour always get stuck in the MUFLOOD (?) Or EVEN BETTER……Innocent Whistle & Wide Eyes :o) P.S. Charles d’Orleans, cousin of the Jehanne d’Arc’s Dauphin and Henry V’s wife, was captured here and taken to England for 20 […]
Nine Tenths of the World will refuse to listen to this (going on the recent yt vibe) because of the Snotty, Untrustworthy, Know-IT-All English accent. Not my problem :o) P.S. She wasn’t backwards at coming forwards, was she ?
This time it IS my thing. I decided, in mine own unfathomable way, that both Titus Andronicus and King Lear shared very similar personality traits. Titus chooses to support the yukky, deceitful and totally soulless Saturninus over that one’s younger brother Bassianus. Even though Bassianus is loyal and fair-minded and deeply loved by Titus’ daughter, […]
In May 2019 I was deep into Double, Double, Toil and Trouble land. 29th May 2019 : “Most Sacrilegious Murder…” said by MacDuff 30th May 2019 : “To know my deed, ’twere best not know myself.” 30th May 2019 : “Out, damned spot! out, I say!” 31st May 2019 : “My bosom franchised and allegiance […]
I’ve been so deep in these plays lately. I’ve always felt that there was not a single human experience/emotion/state that is not covered in this canon of work. The MADNESS/SUPERNATURAL theme vibrates so strongly. Also the total reverence for family, safety of family and the Divine Creator. There are three main Shakespeare voices for me. […]
Well. I learn something new everyday. The great poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote a series of lectures on Shakespeare. He did not believe that “the Bard” wrote this play… 88 Notes on Titus Andronicus TITUS ANDRONICUS. Act i. sc. I. Theobald’s note. I never heard it so much as intimated, that he (Shakspeare) had turned […]
OK. I’m a baby. I cried. Lavinia : GB 4th of June 2019 Lavinia – The only daughter of Titus Andronicus, she spurns Saturninus’s offer to make her his empress because she is in love with Bassianus. She is brutally raped and disfigured by Chiron and Demetrius in the forest during the hunt. Thereafter, she is […]