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The Best Historical Fiction About the American Revolution

Although Journal of the American Revolution publishes only factual material based upon primary sources, we recognize that historical fiction can be a valuable source... The post The Best Historical Fiction About the American Revolution appeared first...

Ben Elton’s Shakespeares

Ben Elton Shakespeare seems to have haunted writer Ben Elton. He was always hovering in the background during Blackadder 2, the superb Elizabethan TV series. His current sitcom Upstart Crow, based around Shakespeare’s plays and life,  has had...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 21 Feb 2019

Cinema: “All Is True”

All Is True follows Shakespeare in the final days of his life in 1613. With his beloved Globe theatre burned to the ground – an accident that took place during a performance of his play Henry VIII: All Is True – Shakespeare returns to...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 4 Feb 2019

Reviews in the JMH, Sept 2018

The Journal of Modern History 90/3 (2018): Kenneth J. Andrien reviews Antonio Feros, Speaking of Spain: The Evolution of Race and Nation in the Hispanic World (Harvard 2017). LuAnn Homza reviews The Early Modern Hispanic World: Transnational and Interdisciplinary...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 14 Sep 2018

6 Hamlet soliloquies

As the heatwave rages on, we offer this as a public service to all our readers: cool down with the prince of Denmark’s soliloquy. Six different approaches compiled by Vincent More to reflect on the differences laid bare by performance: Benedict...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 7 Aug 2018

Reviews in the JMH, Sept 2016

The Journal of Modern History 48/3 (2016): A Katie Harris reviews Michael J Crawford, The Fight for Status and Privilege in Late Medieval and Early Modern Castile, 1465-1598 (Penn State, 2014). Gabriel Paquette reviews The Spanish Atlantic World in the...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 12 Jan 2018

Complicity, complacency and the bonfires that burn books

If it is the mark of a stimulating book that a reviewer finds it impossible to confine their response within the word limit available, then I have recently read one. The volume is On the Burning of Books. How flames fail to destroy the written word; it...

November 19

GUEST CURATOR: Mary Williams What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (November 19, 1766).“TO BE SOLD, A SMALL ISLAND or NECK of LAND … belonging to the estate of Col. Kenneth Bailie, deceased.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Nov 2016

November 5

GUEST CURATOR: Ceara Morse What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (November 5, 1766).“A SMALL ISLAND or NECK of LAND in the RIVER MIDWAY … known by the name of Baillie’s Island.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Nov 2016

Report: ‘Shakespeare Lives Through Sir Kenneth Branagh on Stage and Screen’ – exhibition and Q&A

Guest post by Cynthia Martin. As part of the Shakespeare 400 celebrations in Belfast, the Queen’s Film Theatre is honouring Sir Kenneth Branagh’s work with an exhibition which chronicles his prolific career as both Shakespearean actor and...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 3 Jun 2016

Reviews in the JIH, Summer 2014

Sorry I missed this and jumped to later JIH issues, but: Journal of Interdisciplinary History 45/1 (2014): Noble David Cook reviews Kristy Wilson Bowers, Plague and Public Health in Early Modern Seville (University of Rochester Press, 2013). Kenneth Morgan...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 5 May 2016

The ideal library

Marcus Vitruvius Pollio has some good advice on the best situation for a library, in this copy of...
From: The Hurd Library on 27 Jan 2016

The Winter’s Tale (Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company/Fiery Angel) @ The Garrick Theatre/The Broadway Cinema

Kenneth Branagh’s company has taken up residence in the Garrick for a year with a fascinating season of new and established plays, some of which will be broadcast live on the same model as NT Live or the RSC’s Live from Stratford. The first...
From: The Bardathon on 4 Jan 2016

Full of sound and fury: recording Shakespeare

An early gramophone There are few things that take people back to their past more effectively than sound recordings. Mostly, of course, it’s recordings of favourite songs. Last week Radio 4 broadcast a series of programmes entitled His Master’s...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 2 Dec 2015

Agincourt at 6

A reconstruction of the Battle of Agincourt Today, 25 October 2015 is the day history and Shakespeare-lovers have been waiting to celebrate: the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. Here again is the website that is coordinating today’s...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 25 Oct 2015

Australia Circumnavigated: The Story of the HMS Investigator

Back in August the Hakluyt Society published the annotated edition of Matthew Flinders’s journal of the first circumnavigation of Australia (1801-1803). Professor Kenneth Morgan, who edited Australia Circumnavigated: The Voyage of...
From: Richard who? on 1 Oct 2015

Job Changes: Mills & Starr-Lebeau

Kenneth Mills has moved from Toronto to the University of Michigan. And – very bittersweet for me – Gretchen Starr-LeBeau has moved from Kentucky to Principia College. 90% sweet because she can now work in the same town in which her...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 21 Sep 2015

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