Tag Archive: King Arthur

Camelot Episode 4: ‘The Lady of the Lake’ Recap

Synopsis of Camelot: In the wake of King Uther’s sudden death, chaos threatens to engulf Britain. When the sorcerer Merlin has visions of a dark future, he installs the young and impetuous Arthur, Uther’s unknown son and heir, who has been raised from birth as a commoner. But Arthur’s cold and ambitious half sister Morgan…

Camelot Episode 3: “Guinevere” Recap

Synopsis of Camelot: In the wake of King Uther’s sudden death, chaos threatens to engulf Britain. When the sorcerer Merlin has visions of a dark future, he installs the young and impetuous Arthur, Uther’s unknown son and heir, who has been raised from birth as a commoner. But Arthur’s cold and ambitious half sister Morgan…

Camelot Episode 2: “The Sword and the Crown” Recap

Philip the Dazed is back with a recap of Episode 2 “The Sword and the Crown” from the Starz Original Series Camelot. Synopsis of Camelot: In the wake of King Uther’s sudden death, chaos threatens to engulf Britain. When the sorcerer Merlin has visions of a dark future, he installs the young and impetuous Arthur,…

Camelot “HomeComing” Episode 1 Recap

We have a guest blogger, Philip the Dazed, who offered his services to write up episode recaps for the Starz Original Series Camelot. I have not decided if there will be podcast recaps of the show yet. However if I do a podcast it will not be until the show is out on DVD. Right…

Camelot: A Starz Original – new images

Starz is finally releasing media related to its new original series Camelot. I talked to one of their PR people and Starz only has American rights to the show. So unlike The Pillars of the Earth which aired in the USA, Canada and the UK, it appears that Camelot is only going to air in…

Camelot: A Starz original mini-series coming in April

Starz began making historical mini-series a few years back and hit gold with Spartacus: Blood and Sand. In 2010 they produced Ken Follet’s The Pillars of the Earth, an 8-part epic story set in England during the period known as “The Anarchy”. Now Starz is creating a new vision for King Arthur. From the Starz…

Bryan Singer gives update on his remake of Excalibur

The story of King Arthur can definitely be described as enduring. Rooted in the Dark Ages, it was shifted into the Middle Ages (with all the associated knights in armour, chivalry and damsels) by Sir Thomas Malory’s classic 15th century work Le Morte d’Arthur. With all the myth and mystery surrounding this semi-historical tale, not…

One of earliest books on King Arthur up for sale

A unique 14th-century book that combines all the tales of King Arthur’s legendary court in one manuscript, illustrated throughout with dazzling hand-painted pictures, is expected to fetch $3.2 million at auction next month. The illuminated work, known as the Rochefoucauld Grail, written on vellum (animal hide) in Flanders or Artois — known as the low…

Spamalot will be at The Playhouse Oct. 14-15

Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences everywhere are eating up Spamalot. Spamalot is described as a musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The musical opened on Broadway in 2005 and has toured extensively throughout…

Students spar in new fencing club

History aficionados or people interested in learning about ancient fencing techniques can check out the emerging Medieval Swordsmanship Club and class meetings Wednesday nights at Cal State Fullerton. What turned out to be a six-week course taught at the Student Recreation Center, soon turned into a club. Students who took the class felt that the…

Medieval merry making set for Ogunquit Playhouse in ‘Spamalot’

Come laugh a lot at the Ogunquit Playhouse with “Spamalot,” the musical lovingly ripped off from the internationally renowned comedy team’s most popular film, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Television, stage and screen star Charles Shaughnessy will headline the zany Monty Python’s “Spamalot,” as King Arthur, joined by one of Broadway’s true divas, Rachel…

Historians locate King Arthur’s Round Table

Historians claim to have finally located the site of King Arthur’s Round Table – and believe it could have seated 1,000 people. Researchers exploring the legend of Britain’s most famous Knight believe his stronghold of Camelot was built on the site of a recently discovered Roman amphitheatre in Chester. Legend has it that his Knights…