For diplomats coming to the court of Charles I, it was more than a case of knocking at the door and being shown in. In this Late Summer Lectures podcast, Kimberley Foy uses the experience of visiting ambassadors to show how attending the court of Charles I involved a carefully choreographed set of moves, through particular spaces.
https://open.spotify.com/episode/6HXuXfbGFkS2UlTklIxkvW?si=OUWezm43R0imPD9WC87Bgw An unedited, automatically generated transcript is available for accessibility purposes. In this podcast from our Late Summer Lectures series, Kathleen Foy from Durham University explains how James Shirley’s 1639 tragedy The Politician reflected the court and politics of Charles I. @kfoydusty Charles I’s court kept all but his closest advisors at arm’s length. His... Continue Reading →
As Carolyn Forché’s The Country Between Us is reissued by Bloodaxe Books, Soumyaroop Majumdar discovers that there is not much separating ourselves in 2019 from the poet who witnessed the violent history of El Salvador four decades ago. Carolyn Forché’s 1981 collection The Country Between Us, containing accounts of her time in El Salvador in... Continue Reading →
Think of a medieval romance, and you might imagine brave courtly knights dashing to the rescue of women held captive by monstrous beasts and dragons. But think again. Olivia Colquitt introduces us to the 14th-century Mélusine story, in which the beautiful woman is not all that she seems and it is the man who ends up... Continue Reading →
Come face-to-face with a cast of deathly characters, including Beelzebub, a Quack Doctor, a Black Knight and a skull-headed wild horse at a free and unique performance. This event takes place on 12th September, 19.30, in the Concert Room, Palace Green. Places will be limited so reserve your free ticket now. Souls of the North... Continue Reading →