To be or not to be? That is the question. Or at least, what is fact and what is fiction? The new biopic from actor-director Kenneth Branagh seeks to tell the story of the final days of the Bard himself, William Shakespeare. The film follows Shakespeare's retirement to his home town of Stratford-upon-Avon, as he attempts to reconnect with his wife Anne (Judi Dench) and daughters. With the past containing grief, unfulfilled romance and poor parenting choices, the film shows Shakespeare has much to contend with before he leaves this Earth. But how much of the film is true to history - or at least what we know from it? With help from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, here are the answers to the question on whether All Is True? All Is True: Is all of this true? Warning: spoilers for the film All Is True How did Hamnet Shakespeare die? Hamnet was the twin brother of Judith. They were baptised on 2 February, 1585, and 11 and Causes of death were not recorded in parish registers, which … [Read more...] about True story behind William Shakespeare biopic All is True
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THE Bank of England is due to put painter JMW Turner on its new £20 note in 2020. Here we look back at who has previously had the honour. William Shakespeare The very first £20 note was produced in 1725 but production ceased on them in 1943. The first £20 in recent times was started in 1970 which was mainly purple in colour and featured Shakespeare who is widely considered to be Britain’s greatest poet and playwright. The note was last issued in 1991. The Bard of Avon is thought to have been born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He married Anne Hathaway when he was 18 and they had three children. Few concrete details of his life are known but he managed to produce some of Britain’s most famous plays including Hamlet, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet and Othello. He died on April 23, 1616 at the age of 52.Michael Faraday The £20 note was changed in 1991 when scientist Michael Faraday appeared. Born in 1791 Faraday had little formal education but went on to be … [Read more...] about Who has appeared on the £20 note? From William Shakespeare to Adam Smith
Renowned Hong Kong author Louis Cha, whose epic martial arts thrillers inspired numerous films and sold some 300 million copies worldwide, has died aged 94. Known by his pen name Jin Yong, Cha is a household name across the Chinese-speaking world -- while overseas his novels have drawn parallels to the "Lord of the Rings" series. Packed with hard-hitting kung fu masters and intricate plotlines, his books bring to life the different dynasties of ancient China. They have given rise to TV dramas and video games as well as dozens of movies. Cha died in Hong Kong on Tuesday after a long illness. Among his most famous works are "The Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils", "Deer and the Cauldron", and "Legends of the Condor Heroes" -- published in English for the first time in February. Cha also founded Chinese-language newspaper Ming Pao in 1959, now a leading publication in Hong Kong. He was "a learned man and an acclaimed writer," Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam said, adding she felt "deep … [Read more...] about Chinese literary giant dies, aged 94
Entertainment & Arts By Ian Youngs Arts & entertainment reporter 20 September 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45356908 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Shakespeare gave Queen Margaret more lines than any other … [Read more...] about Shakespeare’s neglected queen reigns once more
I've buzzed past the Colosseum on a Vespa, witnessed the Palio in Siena, swum in crystal-clear water off Sardinia. But it was the passeggiata in Siracusa that really brought it home, that made the word 'Italy' one of the few that can instantly erase lines from my forehead. It ain't perfect, of course. Driving in Italy is hairy; the difference between romance and real life in places like Naples and Sicily can be jarring, and tourist crowds are pushing Venice towards crisis. But who wants perfection? That would be boring - one thing Italy could never be. From David to the Dolomites, the Aeolian Islands to the Amalfi Coast, we've tried to capture its essence in our travel pages. Impossible? Absolutely. But it's the perfect excuse to go back... Buon viaggio! - Pól Ó Conghaile 1. Take a Fiat 500 tour in Rome Want to experience the iconic craziness of Italian driving while feeling like you’re starring a 1950s Cinecittà Studios movie? Make those dreams come true with a … [Read more...] about The Italian Bucket List: 25 things to do in Italy before you die!