A brave modern-day victim of scoliosis writes a book that sympathises with Richard….

I wish Kathryn Martin all good fortune with this brave book, which is filled with her sympathy for Richard, who did not have the advantage of modern medicine and treatment to help him. PS: Since writing this little buzz, I have found that it is possible to see Kathryn’s story about her scoliosis and her… Continue reading A brave modern-day victim of scoliosis writes a book that sympathises with Richard….

An article about the Bard’s Richard III that actually acknowledges the REAL Richard….

This article is very interesting, because it re-examines Shakespeare’s perverted version of Richard III. Yes, it’s about the play, and a production of it, but toward the end it deals with the REAL Richard, and how he has been damned by the Tudors and their propaganda. Well worth a read.  

Blind and partially sighted visitors to be catered for at York attraction….

From the link at the end of this article:- ‘BLIND and partially sighted people will be able to appreciate some of York’s attractions better under a new scheme by York Archaeological Trust (YAT) and York Blind and Partially Sighted Society. ‘Visually impaired inspectors will visit YAT’s centres at Barley Hall, Richard III Experience in Monk… Continue reading Blind and partially sighted visitors to be catered for at York attraction….

“Hey, guys, there’s something horribly wrong with my leg as well!”….

A year ago I posted on my Facebook page a link about Robert Sheehan becoming the next Shakespearean Richard III. Not knowing the actor, my only comment was that at least he was the right age to play Richard. http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/misfits/news/a670513/robert-sheehan-doesnt-regret-leaving-misfits-early-i-was-just-a-restless-fella/#~ppnuTZvYf8bMXy I thought no more of it, until prompted by a Facebook reminder of what I’d… Continue reading “Hey, guys, there’s something horribly wrong with my leg as well!”….

‘The Hollow Crown’: A Poisoned Chalice or the Ultimate Prize?

Originally posted on Giaconda's Blog:
? Benedict Cumberbatch as Shakespeare’s Richard III ? I am currently watching the second instalment of Shakespeare’s history plays, concerning ‘The Wars of the Roses’ as interpreted by the BBC’s condensed and somewhat, contorted adaptation. The first part of ‘The Hollow Crown’ covered Shakespeare’s history plays: Richard II, Henry…

Who really won at Bosworth? (by Katherine Newman-Warren)

I think increasingly it is Richard who has ultimately gained the greater victory. Henry won temporal power and died in his bed but Richard has gained a kind of immortality that Henry could never hope to achieve and went down fighting as a warrior king with the symbols of his kingship on his body. If… Continue reading Who really won at Bosworth? (by Katherine Newman-Warren)