07 February, 2011

A New Website And A New Drama Production (And Facebook)

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.  To quote Claire:


"Calling all history lovers! Are you a student, historian, amateur historian, researcher or someone who just loves history? Would you be interested in having your work published on a history website which aims to be a community of historians and a place to educate the general public? Somewhere where you can also promote yourself by having your own bio page with a link to your website or contact details?"


The site is now up and running: here it is!  As you can see, I've contributed an article about Edward II, and am looking forward to writing many more for the site.  If you're interested in getting involved - and I think it's a fantastic opportunity to meet like-minded people, read fascinating articles about many different eras, build a great history community online and get your name known - visit this page.  Many thanks to Claire for doing this; it's one of those ideas that's so terrific you wonder why no-one's thought of it before.  

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!

12 comments:

Claire Ridgway said...

Hi Kathryn,
Thank you so much for mentioning The History Files and also a big thank you for contributing an article, I'm really excited about the new website.

Kathryn Warner said...

Me too, Claire - I think it's a wonderful opportunity, and I'm sure it's going to develop into something really fantastic! Thanks for all your hard work setting it up!

Susan Higginbotham said...

I really enjoyed seeing the Edward II piece, and I'm looking forward to seeing what else turns up there! (Thanks for mentioning Margaret's page!)

Kathryn Warner said...

You're welcome, Susan! Glad you liked the Edward piece, and I'm also really looking forward to seeing what else people post there. Someone was talking about doing something on Brazilian history, which would be fascinating.

Anerje said...

Just what I needed - more history on the net! Thanks! and I just have to get tickets for that production of Edward II!

Kathryn Warner said...

Anerje, if you have time, it'd be great if you could contribute something! (Though I realise that could be tricky!)

Wow, I really hope you get to go to the play. Woo-hoo!

Anerje said...

I got tickets! yay!

Kathryn Warner said...

YAY! Fantastic! I'm envious, but so pleased for you!

Gabriele C. said...

Nice new website. What Anerje said, more history on the net it just what I needed, lol.

Kathryn Warner said...

Gabriele, I hope you'll consider submitting something - that'd be great!

Carla said...

What an interesting site! Thanks for posting the link to it. Is early medieval/'Dark Ages' (not King Arthur) too obscure?

Kathryn Warner said...

Carla, I think that'd be great! There's an article there now about Ancient Egypt, and in my opinion, the more historical eras and countries covered, the better!