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Patrick Stewart Is Reading Every Shakespeare Sonnet on Instagram: One a Day “to Keep the Doctor Away”

  View this post on Instagram   It has led me to undertake what follows. When I was a child in the 1940s, my mother would cut up slices of fruit for me (there wasn't much) and as she put it in front of me she would say: "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." How about, “A sonnet a day keeps the doctor away”? we go: Sonnet 1. A post shared by Patrick Stewart (@sirpatstew) on Mar 22, 2020 at 4:28pm PDT After receiving...
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Wolf Hall ~ Hilary Mantel

Well the day has almost dawned. The day I have been waiting for since I wrote this first post on here about Wolf Hall back in July 2009, and I think the only thing to do is work towards Hilary Day on Thursday March 5th with a revisiting of my un-contained, unbridled excitement  of eleven years ago, at having read the first of what was to become a trilogy. March 5th also happens to be the dovegreyreader scribbles fourteenth birthday so I think we should have a virtual party don't you...a double...
Tags: Books, England, 2020, Norfolk, Hilary Mantel, ANN, Wolf Hall, Agincourt, Wolf, Thomas, Henry Viii, Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth, Henry, Katharine, Rochford

Netflix’s ‘The King’ Spoiler Review: Shakespeare Without the Dialogue, Anchored by an Intense Timothée Chalamet

Netflix’s The King is a reverse Hobbit: instead of adapting one book into three movies, it adapts three plays into one film. Shorn of Shakespearean dialogue, this loose retelling of Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2 and Henry V gets by on character and plot. Timothée Chalamet brings a brooding intensity to the Henry V role, which sees him following in the footsteps of classically trained luminaries like Sir Laurence Olivier and Sir Kenneth Branagh. That he can hold his own as a screen presence, even in com...
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It’s Timothée Chalamet vs. Robert Pattinson in The King Final Trailer

BEGIN SLIDESHOW It’s Timothée Chalamet vs. Robert Pattinson in The King final trailer Netflix has released the final trailer for writer-director David Michod’s The King, featuring Academy Award-nominated actor Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) and Robert Pattinson (The Batman) as their characters face off in the Battle of Agincourt. The film will be available for streaming on November 1, exclusively on Netflix. Check out the video in the player below! RELATED: Little Women Traile...
Tags: Video, UK, Movies, France, Netflix, Robert Pattinson, William Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Joel Edgerton, Agincourt, Henry V, Henry, Golden Globe, Hal, Denis Villeneuve, Great Gatsby

The U.S. Military: Like the French at Agincourt?

America risks a catastrophic defeat if it doesn’t radically change the way it thinks about war.
Tags: News, America, United States, Defense Department, Agincourt, United States Navy, Military Aircraft, United States Defense and Military Forces

How does a museum remember a defeat?

The French are planning a new commemoration to the battle of Agincourt. How should a museum depict a famous defeat?
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The Beverley Arms, East Yorkshire: hotel review

This revamped hotel’s heritage, comfort and biscuits appeal strongly to our writer, but his companion proves harder to please …Driving into the leafy East Yorkshire town of Beverley, we clatter over a cattle grid, then past the racecourse into a smart Georgian market town. I am accompanied by Sophie, my partner, a woman who spent many years inspecting hotels, with clipboard in hand. She has never lost the skills. “Remember,” I hear myself say. “Try and enjoy yourself.” She gives me that look, th...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Britain, Food And Drink, East Yorkshire, Cultural Trips, England Holidays, United Kingdom Holidays, Yorkshire Holidays, Mary Wollstonecraft, Agincourt, Henry V, Sophie, Beverley, Beverley Arms East Yorkshire, Highgate Continue

Historical Horoscope: The Battle of Agincourt

When History Meets Astrology! The decisive English victory by Henry V against the French king at the Battle of Agincourt (Azincourt) on October 25, 1415 has held an understandable fascination for many people through the centuries. This fascination I also felt but little did I know until recently that a Strickland fellow was on the scene and fighting for the winning team, one Thomas de Strickland. Earlier alternate spellings of this venerable name include de Stirkeland. By Sir John Gilbert (1817...
Tags: France, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Pluto, Astrology, Agincourt, Henry V, Henry, Eclipses, Strickland, Ancient History, John Gilbert, Wikimedia Commons So, Jude Cowell, Age of Chivalry

Joel Edgerton Joins Timothee Chalamet in Netflix Film The King

Joel Edgerton is set to star opposite Timothee Chalamet in the Netflix film The King Joel Edgerton (The Gift, The Great Gatsby) will join Timothee Chalamet (Lady Bird, Call Me By Your Name) in the new royal Netflix drama, The King, according to Variety. David Michod (Animal Kingdom) will direct the film, he co-wrote with Edgerton. The King is a modern-day Shakespearean adaptation from the screenwriting duo, who also worked together on Animal Kingdom, which Michod directed. Chalamet will play ...
Tags: England, TV, Movies, France, Netflix, TV News, Streaming, Joel Edgerton, Agincourt, Henry V, Edgerton, Movie News, Michôd, Timothee Chalamet, Chalamet, Joel Degerton

Lady Bird’s Timothee Chalamet to Play Young Henry V in The King 

Timothee Chalamet will play the title role of a young Henry V in new royal drama The King Lady Bird and Call Me By Your Name star Timothee Chalamet will be playing the title role in the new royal drama, The King, as a young Henry V. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that David Michod (Animal Kingdom) will direct the film, co-written by Joel Edgerton (Bright). The King is a modern-day Shakespearean adaptation from the screenwriting duo, who also worked together on Animal Kingdom, which Michod d...
Tags: Movies, France, The Hollywood Reporter, Greta Gerwig, Armie Hammer, Joel Edgerton, Agincourt, Henry V, Lady Bird, Luca Guadagnino, Edgerton, David Michod, Movie News, Michôd, Timothee Chalamet, Chalamet

Bud Light’s King Gives the Worst Battle Speech Ever in the Latest ‘Dilly Dilly’ Ad

Every great king eventually gives a great wartime speech. Think of Henry V at Agincourt. Or William Wallace at Stirling Bridge. Or ... the Bud Light king in Wieden + Kennedy's "Dilly Dilly" campaign? Well, he tries. But the Bud Light monarch isn't quite as eloquent as his forebears. Though in the end, he does...
Tags: General, Advertising, Agincourt, Henry V, Stirling Bridge, Wieden Kennedy, William Wallace, AdFreak

Free Book – Aethers of Mars

Aethers of Mars: A Steampunk Book in the Stellar Guild Series ($6.99 Kindle), by Eric Flint & Charles E. Gannon, is this month’s free book from Phoenix Pick. Book Description Welcome to Mars…circa 1900. Cecil Rhodes rules Mars and is on his way to transforming the British Empire into his vision of a powerful force, managed by the “right” type of people. But what of Savinkov…presumably on board the British aethership Agincourt, travelling from Earth to Mars? Savinkov is a legendary revolutionary...
Tags: Books, Science Fiction, Featured, Earth, Steampunk, Mars, Agincourt, Cecil Rhodes, Mobi, Phoenix, Free Books, DRM-Free, Savinkov, Eric Flint Charles E Gannon

Free (DRM-free) Aethers of Mars by Eric Flint [Sci-Fi Alternate History Steampunk]

The Aethers of Mars by Eric Flint (ISFDB, Wikipedia, SFE), who encouraged the formation of the Baen Free Library and helped many other writers establish their careers, & Charles E. Gannon (ISFDB), is another installment in the multi-author Stellar Guild series of sfnal novellas duet which pair a work from an established author with a sequel in the same setting by a newer one, this one an alternate timeline steampunk space adventure set in a 1900 where Cecil Rhodes (Wikipedia) the colonialist beh...
Tags: Deals, Books, Earth, Freebies, Zimbabwe, Mars, Agincourt, Cecil Rhodes, Rhodesia, Phoenix Pick Press, Charles E Gannon, Eric Flint, Mike Resnick, and Resources (No Self-Promotion, Wikipedia SFE, Cecil Rhodes Wikipedia

Pluck Yew

The 'middle finger salute' did not derive from the defiant gestures of archers whose fingers had been severed at the Battle of Agincourt. [Author: [email protected] (David Mikkelson)]
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Gingko acquires Gen9: The Synbio ring begins to tighten

In Massachusetts, Ginkgo Bioworkshas acquired Gen9, a pioneer in the synthesis and assembly of DNA. The acquisition will bring Gen9’s unique expertise in assembling pathway-length synthetic DNA into Ginkgo’s automated organism engineering foundries, enabling improved speed and capacity in the construction of new organism designs for application across a wide range of industries. The what As part of the acquisition deal, Ginkgo’s state-of-the-art facilities will become home to Gen9’s BioFab ma...
Tags: Massachusetts, Top Stories, Shakespeare, Gloucester, Agincourt, Henry V, Henry, Jason Kelly, St Crispin

Great Barrier Reef: third fatality in a week as British tourist dies on dive

The man in his 60s is the third person to die on the reef this week, after two French tourists apparently had heart attacks on Wednesday A British man has died while diving on the Great Barrier Reef, the third death in three days among visitors to Australia’s popular natural tourist attraction.The 60-year-old man was found without a breathing device during a tandem scuba dive at Agincourt reef, 100km north of Cairns, on Friday. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia, World news, Australia news, Queensland, Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Agincourt

Things to do in Port Douglas

See the family of palm trees – classic things to do in Port Douglas Tropical North Queensland is one of the most enchanting regions in Australia, and Port Douglas is one of our favourite coastal towns in Australia. We just love it up there! “Port” is hip, it’s happening, it’s chilled out but also a little upmarket and a great place to holiday as a family with a nice balance of relaxation and adventure. Just a little way offshore you have the world’s biggest reef system – the Great Barrier Reef ...
Tags: Travel, Pinterest, Australia, Queensland, Cairns, Destinations, Agincourt, Gold Coast, Douglas, Savannah, Hartley, Coral Sea, Marina, Caz, Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge

Two-Fisted Tales #22 - Wally Wood art, non-attributed Alex Toth art

Two-Fisted Tales v1 #22, 1951 - Wally Wood magnificently chronicles the 15th century Battle at Agincourt, a turning point in the art of warfare technology. The opening scene, ominously but beautifully drawn, depicts the French army primed and ready for battle. They await the dawn in the midst a rainstorm, used as a clever foreshadowing of the rain of deadly arrows to come. As the commander lists [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Comics, War, EC, 1950s, Wood, Agincourt, Toth, Wally Wood, Alex Toth, Ted F

Great Barrier Reef Mission Beach

Great Barrier Reef trips are expensive and as the weather was a bit iffy I got told to go to the outer reef to Agincourt reef which has really good visibility and is sheltered from the wind so I booked with a company called Silversonic. The day was brilli
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We band of brothers: Crisp, CRISPR, Crispin’s Day and the democratization of crop R&D

At the critical juncture of Shakespeare’s Henry V, on St. Crispin’s Day, 1415, when the French forces looked ready to overwhelm the small band of knights that are with the English King at Agincourt, the young King Henry says: This day is call’d the feast of Crispian …And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by, From this day to the ending of the world, But we in it shall be remembered- We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. The names of the characters have changed and where there was Harry th...
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How History Influenced ‘Game of Thrones’ Battle of the Bastards [Comic-Con 2016]

Earlier this year, “Battle of the Bastards” blew Game of Thrones fans away. Originally, as director Miguel Sapochnik previously told us, the episode was larger in scale, but nobody would’ve figured that by watching Jon Snow (Kit Harrington), the wildlings, and many more go up against Ramsay Bolton’s (Iwan Rheon) army. Sapochnik, who also directed the season six finale, was present during this year’s Game of Thrones panel at Comic-Con, where he shared a few facts about the battle. Below, learn m...
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What music would Shakespeare’s characters listen to?

Shakespeare’s characters can often appear far-removed from our modern day world of YouTube, Beyoncé, and “grime”. Yet they were certainly no less interested in music than we are now, with music considered to be at the heart of Shakespeare’s artistic vision. Of course our musical offerings have come a long way since Shakespeare’s day, but we think it is a shame that Juliet or Macbeth never had the chance to hear the delights of Katy Perry or Slipknot. So to celebrate Shakespeare’s relationship wi...
Tags: Books, Music, Featured, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Paris, Classical Music, Literature, Beethoven, Shakespeare, Hamlet, Romeo, Playlists, Macbeth, Vivaldi, Agincourt

Which Shakespeare character is Hillary Clinton and should we be worried?

William Lashner's The Four-Night Run is available from Amazon. To her opponents Hillary Clinton is Lady Macbeth, raging within the corridors of the power, hoarding wealth, punishing her enemies, ever plotting to gain the throne, crying “Out, damned spot!” as she futilely tries to wipe the blood of Vince Foster from her wretched hands. To her supporters she is Portia, plying her legal skills and declaiming about the “quality of mercy,” even as she mercilessly skewers the Wall Street money ...
Tags: Amazon, Post, England, News, Obama, Washington, France, Senate, White House, Iraq, Hillary Clinton, House, New York Times, Paris, Bill Clinton, Thrillers

First Nighter: The Royal Shakespeare Company Turns Four Shakespeare History Plays into Solid Gold

Anyone devoted to William Shakespeare and, specifically, to his history plays had better make plans instantly to see The Royal Shakespeare Company's King and Country: Shakespeare's Great Cycle of Kings, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Harvey. It's guided with thrilling pomp and virtuosity and just about flawlessly by company artistic director Gregory Doran. The series--Richard II, Henry IV Part I, Henry IV Part II and Henry V, co-produced with Ohio State University--is so defiantly a must-see...
Tags: England, Jerusalem, William Shakespeare, John, Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare, Richard, Gloucester, Huffington Post, Antony Sher, Agincourt, Henry V, David Finkle, Ohio State University, Katherine, Harvey

Vietnam's Agincourt

Dien Bien Phu is not a battle that looms large in American consciousness. That's hardly surprising, since almost no Americans took part.
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Vietnam's Agincourt

Dien Bien Phu is not a battle that looms large in American consciousness. That's hardly surprising, since almost no Americans took part.
Tags: Vietnam, Agincourt, Dien Bien Phu

Translating Shakespeare

Translation of Shakespeare’s works is almost as old as Shakespeare himself; the first German adaptations date from the early 17th century. And within Shakespeare’s plays, moments of translation create comic relief and heighten the awareness that communication is not a given. Translation also served as a metaphor for physical transformation or transportation. Claudius speaks of Hamlet’s “transformation” and asks Gertrude to “translate” Hamlet’s behaviour in the previous scene so that Claudius can...
Tags: Translation, Books, France, World, Language, Literature, Harry, William Shakespeare, Japanese, Shakespeare, Hamlet, Catherine, Romeo, Oliver, Translate, Agincourt

England struggling to survive against Pakistan with Cook and Bell gone

• Day four: Pakistan 378 & 354-6d; England 242 & 130-3• Alastair Cook apparently injured and falls for 10; Ian Bell makes 46This day was called the Feast of Crispian. Six hundred years ago to the day England fought and won a battle against what, as Shakespeare had it, the Earl of Salisbury called “a fearful odds”. Those odds facing the England cricket team on the fourth day of the second Test could scarcely be described as fearful but they were mighty long for all that. Pakistan were in the driv...
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%xhl(Today in History for Sunday, Oct. 25

On Oct. 25, 1415, during the Hundred Years' War, outnumbered English soldiers led by Henry V defeated French troops in the Battle of Agincourt in northern France. In 1854, the "Charge of the Light Brigade" took place during the Crimean War as an English brigade of more than 600 men charged the Russian army, suffering heavy losses.
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Agincourt - and 10 more great victories against the odds

To mark the 600th anniversary of the English triumph, here are 10 more unlikely victories [Author: Telegraph Staff]
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