An editorial review of a published work such as a book, film, or musical album
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-10-29 18:37
Reasons given for the study of Latin over the year have ranged from "better understanding of English" to "looks good on a resume," but a new reason, according to Globe and Mail arts columnist Warren Clements, might be "to keep up with all the amusing Latin books that have been pouring forth for the past 60 years."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-09-11 07:21
Posted on YouTube is a video clip of the medieval music duo performing Quant la doulce jouvencelle. The performance is in French.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-09-05 09:18
Caroline White of the Times Online has put together a list of the "10 most historically inaccurate movies" of all time. Mel Gibson holds the record with three of the ten, including 1995's Braveheart.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-06-07 19:27
The popular perception of the Druid as either a sage with a long beard or a blood-thirsty expert in human sacrifice is the topic of a new book by Bristol University professor Ronald Hutton: Blood and Mistletoe: a History of the Druids in Britain.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-06-05 15:34
On May 20, 1609, the first collection of Shakespeare's sonnets was published in London. On his book blog Paper Cuts, New York Times reviewer William S. Niederkorn looks at the impact of some of the world's most famous poetry.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-05-17 19:53
Single illuminated pages from medieval manuscripts often end up as single exhibits in museums, or worse, stuck in a drawer, unviewed and unappreciated, but a new exhibit Heaven on Earth: Manuscript Illuminations From the National Gallery of Art showcases these single pieces as the gems they are. Paul Richard of The Washington Post has a review.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-05-17 13:27
A 12-year-old boy fights off Vikings to help complete the Book of Kells in a new animated adventure from Cartoon Saloon. The film was scheduled for release late winter 2009.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-05-06 10:31
Just when you think you've seen - or read - it all, comes this review by New York Times theater critic B Neil Genzlinger of Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage, a new production by Jason Craig, at the Abrons Arts Center, accompanied by klezmer music.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-04-13 13:25
The dreamworld was a popular subject for medieval and renaissance people. Now a new exhibit at Washington D.C. Folger Library looks at the world of sleep and dreams through the eyes of William Shakespeare and others. Philip Kennicott of the Washington Post has a review.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-03-21 09:40
A new production of Shakespeare's Henry V at the New Victory Theater, the family-friendly theater in New York City, co-produced by the Acting Company and the Guthrie Theater, offers fast-paced staging aimed at the theater's young audience. Charles Isherwood of the New York Times has a review.
Submitted by ianuk on Tue, 2009-03-17 08:08
One of the categories for the XXV Estrella War Arts and Sciences Competition was that of A Silver Based Entry. The winning entry was A 10th Century Viking Hoard entered by HE Ivan Petrovich, OL, KSCA; HE Ianuk Raventhourne, OL and Sir Steffan von Hessen, KSCA.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-02-03 12:36
In a strange footnote to the Hundred Years' War, a Sienese merchant named Giannino di Guccio came to believe that he was actually King Jean I of France. A new book, translated from Italian, he Man Who Believed He Was King of France by Tommaso di Carpegna Falconieri, tells the story.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-01-17 17:18
“This river looks so broad and vast, so murky and silent, seems such an image of death in the midst of the great city’s life,” wrote Charles Dickens. Now Peter Ackroyd takes on the daunting history of the river with a new book Thames: The Biography. Jeremy Kutner of the Christian Science Monitor has a review.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-01-15 16:23
The early-music vocal sextet Lionheart recently offered a program of Christmas music of 13th through 16th-century Italy in the Medieval Sculpture Hall of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Allan Kozinn of Medievalists.net has a review.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-01-14 18:33
Travelers to London looking for a day trip may want to consider Salisbury in Wiltshire, a medieval city complete with impressive cathedral, museums and historic houses, and restaurants and pubs. Jennifer Conlin of the New York Times has a travel review.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-11-18 14:53
Visitors to Byzantium: Treasures of a lost empire at London's Royal Academy of Arts are in for a treat. Over 350 seldom-seen artifacts from the museum's collection and others will be on display until March 22, 2009. Rachel Campbell-Johnston of the Times Online has a review.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-11-01 13:20
Millennium, a new book by Tom Holland, takes a look at the Dark Ages with special focus on politics, religion and the combination of the two: the Crusades. Christina Hardyment of The Independent has a review.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-10-31 10:53
The Church of St. Mary the Virgin recently rang with the sounds of choral polyphony when the Tallis Scholars, led by Peter Phillips presented a program of Spanish Renaissance music as part of Columbia University's early music series. Allan Kozinn of the New York Times has a review.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-10-27 14:23
Henry: Virtuous Prince by David Starkey, a two-volume biography of Henry VIII, will mark the 500th anniversary of Henry's ascent to the throne of England. John Guy of the London Times has the review.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2008-10-27 07:42
The production DVD and the soundtrack CD are now available for the Known World Players' premier of Forbidden Pennsic, performed at Pennsic 37. Lord Abel Frölicher has a brief review of the newly-released DVD.
Submitted by Kottr on Tue, 2008-09-23 07:35
Recently SCAtoday.net reported about the the book American Nerd by Benjamin Nugent. Now a full excerpt about the author's adventures to a Caidan Coronation in the Barony of Dun Or and Estrella War in the Kingdom of Atenveldt are available online.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-08-29 16:44
In his book The Invention of Scotland, the late historian Hugh Trevor-Roper takes on established Scottish traditions such as the tartan and the kilt, calling them "about as authentic as Disneyland." Adam Kirsch of the New York Sun reviews the book.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2008-08-18 08:00
The Known World Players brought Pennsic 37 to a humorous end with the premier performance of "Forbidden Pennsic", an original musical comedy based on the annual "Forbidden Broadway" from the modern world.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-07-06 14:20
Jeff Lukovich takes visitors on a unique tour of Newfoundland's Viking sites in an article for Canada.com.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-06-08 15:12
“A sophisticated Chinese delegation visited Italy in 1434, sparked the Renaissance and forever changed the course of Western civilization." This is the premise of a controversial new book by Gavin Menzies 1421: The Year China Discovered the World.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-05-08 18:29
Best known for her quaint house and her inheritance of the “second-best bed,” Shakespeare's wife, Ann Hathaway, has been mostly a mystery figure. Now a new book, Shakespeare's Wife by Germaine Greer, sheds some light on a little-understood woman. Katie Roiphe as the New York Times Sunday Review.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-03-05 14:13
"According to this oddly plotted and frantically paced pastiche — written by Peter Morgan, directed by Justin Chadwick — the girls were more or less the Paris and Nicky Hilton of the Tudor court," writes reviewer Manohla Dargis for the New York Times.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-03-04 14:32
A jaded den of deceit and treachery is the common perception of the medieval Byzantine Empire, but a new book by Judith Herrin offers a different interpretation, one that includes a rich cultural and religious life. M.M. Bennetts has the review for the Christian Science Monitor.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-03-03 15:06
Medieval scandals are the hot reads of the day according to London Times reviwer Nicholas Vincent who reviews three new books dealing with powerful men - and women - of the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-02-27 11:41
A "good and nasty interpretation of Macbeth" starring Patrick Stewart is being performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music through March 22, 2008. Ben Brantley of the New York Times has a review.