White Hart Red Lion: The England Of Shakespeare's Histories: The England of Shakespeare's Histories by Nick AsburyWhite Hart Red Lion: The England Of Shakespeare's Histories: The England of Shakespeare's Histories by Nick Asbury

White Hart Red Lion: The England Of Shakespeare's Histories: The England of Shakespeare's Histories

byNick Asbury

Paperback | November 22, 2013

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To this day The White Hart and The Red Lion are two of the most popular names for a public house in England ? both talismans that served as the insignia for Richard II and the banished Henry Bolingbroke, Duke of Lancaster, who usurped the throne in 1399.Nick Asbury acted in the Royal Shakespeare Company's famed Histories cycle which staged Shakespeare's vision of the deposition of Richard II through to the notorious Battle of Bosworth in 1485. With fellow RSC actors for company, Nick travels the country visiting the buildings, landscapes and former sites of war and intrigue that feature in the plays, and asks the question: what is it about the England of Shakespeare's Histories that continues to fascinate? From Alnwick to Eastcheap, WindsorCastle to a Leicester car park, this is his snapshot of England and its people, then and now.
Nick Asbury has performed on stage and screen all over the world as an actor, professional pianist and guitarist. He played various characters in the famed RSC Histories cycle of plays, and was the official Royal Shakespeare Company 'behind the scenes blogger' that gave rise to his successful book Exit Pursued by a Badger .
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Title:White Hart Red Lion: The England Of Shakespeare's Histories: The England of Shakespeare's HistoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:198 pages, 8.5 × 5.38 × 0.8 inPublished:November 22, 2013Publisher:Oberon BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1849432414

ISBN - 13:9781849432412

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[An] enjoyable and sincere grand tour... fortified with pork pies and pinot grigio, accompanied on occasion by fellow Royal Shakespeare Company actors, and alternating between a campervan named Bongo and an open-topped MG, Asbury combines theatrical reminiscence and historical narrative." - London Times "[An] enjoyable and sincere grand tour... fortified with pork pies and pinot grigio, accompanied on occasion by fellow Royal Shakespeare Company actors, and alternating between a campervan named Bongo and an open-topped MG, Asbury combines theatrical reminiscence and historical narrative." - London Times "