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Lord Bolingbroke: A Tory Thinker that Jefferson Truly Admired

Jefferson scholars all knew that Thomas Jefferson often disparaged the label “Tory” in his political writings. For Jefferson, being called a Whig would signify... The post Lord Bolingbroke: A Tory Thinker that Jefferson Truly Admired appeared first...

As You Like It (dir. Hannes Rall)

Hannes Rall’s animated film of As You Like It, created in collaboration with the Shakespeare Institute, draws on a range of influences from South East Asia to offer a short retelling that would fit neatly alongside the classic S4C Animated Tales....
From: The Bardathon on 6 Aug 2021

The Winter’s Tale/Le Conte d’Hiver (Shakespeare in the Ruins) @ online

Winnipeg’s Shakespeare in the Ruins has been producing Shakespeare in the picturesque Trappist Monastery Ruins since the early 1990s. While so many outdoor-based theatre companies around the world have been among the first to return to in-person performances...
From: The Bardathon on 1 Aug 2021

Hattie McDaniel and Gone With the Wind

Gone with the Wind, the 1939 film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel – which, to say the least, valorises the antebellum South – was always controversial. When producer David O Selznick announced the production, his decision was widely condemned...
From: Mathew Lyons on 22 Jul 2021

Single fatherhood: Eighth Grade and Captain Fantastic

Single fatherhood defines two of the best films I've seen in recent years, Eighth Grade and Captain Fantastic. … More Single fatherhood: Eighth Grade and Captain Fantastic
From: Writing Privacy on 6 Jul 2021

Story of Yanxi Palace

Still from Story of Yanxi Palace (2018), with the empress wearing a replica of a fengguan (phoenix crown) now in the Palace Museum, Beijing. ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ I’m at least two years overdue with this posting—the series appeared in 2018—but...
From: Enfilade on 1 Jun 2021

Moving Images of Revolution:  A Critical Forum on Gonzalo Benavente Sacco’s “La Revolución y la tierra” (Peru, 2020)

The following forum on La Revoución y la Tierra (Peru, 2020) consists of an introduction by Adrián Lerner Patrón, six essays on select themes from the film (some in Spanish and others in English) by scholars of Latin American history...
From: Age of Revolutions on 7 Apr 2021

Romeo and Juliet (National Theatre) @ Sky Arts

A group of actors gather in a rehearsal room, chatting and laughing; we cut to them sat in chairs, making up three sides of a large square. It looks like meet-and-greet day, only there’s no director, no box set to show. Instead, it’s one of...
From: The Bardathon on 5 Apr 2021

New Podcast: BSPHS & Historias – Brenneis, “Research on Lockdown”

The Bulletin of Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies is launching a new podcast in cooperation with Historias. The first podcast is hosted by Sara J. Brenneis, “Research on Lockdown: Digital Scholarship in Madrid during the COVID-19 Pandemic,”...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 5 Mar 2021

Romeo & Juliet (Metcalfe Gordon Productions)

For almost a year, now, there have been few opportunities to see new productions of Shakespeare inside a theatre; fewer still where actors are able to touch, to interact. Metcalfe Gordon Productions’ new theatre-film hybrid production of Romeo...
From: The Bardathon on 14 Feb 2021

Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection

The exhibition Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection opened briefly at Harvard, before the museum was forced to close due to the pandemic. The catalogue of the collection, however, is scheduled to be published next month, and online...
From: Enfilade on 6 Feb 2021

Ophelia (Covert Media) (DVD)

John Everett Millais’s ‘Ophelia’ is a defining pre-Raphaelite work, and a profound interpretive influence on Hamlet, on stage and on screen. It’s the starting point for Claire McCarthy’s film of the same...
From: The Bardathon on 3 Jan 2021

King of Texas (Hallmark) (DVD)

Among the many Western adaptations of King Lear, King of Texas is one of the straightest, acknowledging the debt in its opening credits, and casting Patrick Stewart as John Lear, head of one of the largest cattle ranches in the newly...
From: The Bardathon on 21 Dec 2020

A Pride and Prejudice Christmas Song-What Jane Austen Sent to Me

Inquiring readers, I first read Pride and Prejudice when I was fourteen years old. The novel was a Christmas gift from my parents. One of the first Christmas songs this Dutch girl learned in English was “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” a song...
From: Jane Austen's World on 20 Dec 2020

The King (Netflix/Plan B) @ Netfli

The King clearly sees the potential, in a post-Game of Thrones world, for the story of the Henry IV/Henry V plays to become the basis for a gritty, f-bomb-dropping, twenty-first-century medievalist fantasy of heroism and difficult choices and...
From: The Bardathon on 2 Dec 2020

Lady Susan and Reginald De Courcy: “The Spell is Removed”

The JASNA AGM recently closed its workshops to online viewing. It was held virtually in early October. One workshop that resonated with me was Professor Theresa Kenney’s discussion of Reginald De Courcy as the hero in Lady Susan, an epistolary novel...
From: Jane Austen's World on 18 Nov 2020

Les Aristocrates, Mangeurs de Peuple: On Zombies, Revolution, and Netflix’s La Révolution

By Tyson Leuchter We open with a portentous quotation from Napoléon: “History is a set of lies agreed upon” (Napoléon does not appear in this or any other episode and is never mentioned again). Cut to a snow-covered château,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 12 Nov 2020

Netflix’s Barbarians Series and German History

A new Netflix series, entitled Barbarians, depicts warfare between the Roman Empire and Germanic peoples, culminating in the Battle of Teutoburg Forest. According to The New York Times, “German nationalists, including the Nazis, have used the...

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