Tag Archive: William Shakespeare

‘The Hollow Crown’ DVD Release Date

Hollow Crown DVD

Last week we announced the USA air dates for The Hollow Crown. This week we have the official date for the DVD release. The Hollow Crown will be available on DVD on 17 September 2013. If you want to get a jump start on your friends you can watch the series three days before it…

Star-Studded Shakespeare Mini-Series The Hollow Crown Comes to PBS This Fall!

Hollow Crown

Get excited: The Hollow Crown – a star-studded quartet of several of William Shakespeare’s most famous history plays – finally has an American airdate. The films will premiere on Great Performances this September on PBS stations around the country, running weekly from September 20 – October 11. The Hollow Crown is a four-part miniseries that…

Henry VI on Tour

HENRY VI Globe Theater

I found out about this event from the good people over at the Globe Theater. You can follow them on Twitter @The_Globe. If you are in the area this summer check out the performance. I wish I could be there! ~The Archvist Henry VI coming to Towton battlefields, Tewkesbury battlefield site and St Albans Cathedral…

The women behind Richard III’s DNA

Blood Sisters UK paperback

A few months ago Sarah Gristwood came on the podcast for an interview and we talked about her book Blood Sisters: The Women Behind the Wars of the Roses. At the time the remains of King Richard III were being tested to confirm it was actually the King. During the interview Sarah explained how the…

MAP#33 – Blood Sisters: Author Sarah Gristwood interview

Sarah Gristwood, the acclaimed author, joins us for an interview about her new book Blood Sisters: The Hidden Lives of the Women Behind the Wars of the Roses. Most of the history of the Wars of the Roses is written through the eyes of the kings and men who fought the battles. In Blood Sisters,…

MAP: Ep 13 – History of St. Valentine’s Day

A short history of St. Valentine’s Day. Who is the real St Valentine? Why is the day linked to love and romance? Which medieval author can we thank for transforming Valentin’s Day into a day of love and romance? Find out how it all began and how it relates to the Middle Ages in this…

Pace University and Shakespeare’s Globe Announce Free Lecture on Merry Wives of Windsor

Pace University professor Martha W. Driver, author of Shakespeare and the Middle Ages, will be giving a free “Centerpiece Lecture” on Saturday, November 6 at 5:00 p.m., between the matinee and evening performances of the Shakespeare’s Globe production of Shakespeare’s comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor at Pace University’s Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts…