Just a quick post with some info about a new website and a new theatre production which should be of interest to a few of my readers...
Claire at The Anne Boleyn Files has had the excellent idea of setting up a website called The History Files
A new production of Christopher Marlowe's c. 1592 play 'Edward II', performed by Em-Lou Productions and directed by Peter Darney, is on at the Rose Theatre, Bankside from 10 February to 5 March. See Em-Lou's website and the Rose Theatre's website for more details. To quote from their press release, "King Edward comes to the throne, and immediately recalls his banished lover, Piers Gaveston - an order that puts him at odds with most of his court. Edward must battle his sneering subjects, his scorned wife and his own family for not only the right to rule, but for the right to love... This rarely performed classic is a thrillingly crafted bloody tale of love, lust, betrayal and class conflict; of what one man would do for power and what another man would do in the face of love..." Sounds terrific! Best of luck to cast and crew, and I hope they'll let me know how it went.
If you're a member of Facebook, please consider joining my Edward II page there - he currently has 498 fans, and I really, really want to get it past 500. :-) The page is very interactive and, I hope, informative and a lot of fun. Even if you're not a member of Facebook, I think you can still read Edward's posts there. Also, check out The History Police, Susan Higginbotham's Margaret of Anjou page, Claire's Anne Boleyn page, and the Nevill Guide to the Wars of the Roses. Lots of great history on Facebook these days!