Sports Drinks

Shakes - Milkshake - Thickshake - Juicing

Juices - Smoothies - Drinks - Thirst






Shakespeare's Robin Hood

RRP $16.99

We all know the legend of Robin Hood: robbed from the rich, gave to the poor, loved Maid Marian, and, with his band of Merry Men, battled the evil Prince John and his Sheriff in medieval England. In this play we learn that William Shakespeare is the author of Robin Hood's legend and that he has written himself a starring part in it. In the play Shakespeare befriends Robin Hood and persuades him to take up the cause of the oppressed peasants of Stratford-upon-Avon. Everyone falls in love with the fair Maid Marian, Shakespeare's niece and muse, including both Robin Hood and the evil Prince John. When Marian rejects Prince John, he throws her into the dungeon after where she is in the clutches of a couple of insane, musical dungeon keepers. There she meets the ladies of Stratford-upon-Avon (i.e., the "Avon" ladies) and a brilliantly hilarious court jester, who soften Marian's hard time. Of course there are the rotund Friar Tuck, gentle giant Little John, licentious Will Scarlett and the quaint townsfolk of Stratford-upon-Avon who share many a cup of mead.Ultimately Marian, her "Uncle William" and Robin's band of merry men and women save the Kingdom with a little help from the true ruler, King Richard the Lionheart.Helping to make this Shakespeare's Robin Hood, the script artfully weaves into it some 90 quotes from works by the Bard. But even so, the play flows and sparkles with modern humor, wit and song.So join Shakespeare, his niece and our heroes, villains and townsfolk as they ride through the quaint English forest --- with occasional breaks for drinks, songs and mirth --- to a thrilling conclusion.The script is fully annotated with lyrics, stage directions, prop lists, role characterizations and other tools to help any ambitious community theater troupe turn this vision of not-quite-Shakespeare into reality. The play has 15 principal actors and up to 25 additional parts, and is ideally produced with a live minstrel band of Renaissance-period instruments.Come join us now in jolly ol' England


Shakespeare's Church

RRP $77.99

For eight centuries Holy Trinity church in Stratford-upon-Avon has been intimately involved with the life of its community. Today it is world famous as the church in which William Shakespeare was baptised and where he is buried, but it already had a long and vibrant history when he knew it as a child and a young man before he left his home town to find fame and fortune in London.

Shakespeare's Church is not only the first detailed portrait of Holy Trinity for over a century, but it also offers fascinating insights into the world of medieval Warwickshire and the religious upheavals of the Tudor era, as well as the Stratford town life amid which the young Shakespeare grew up. The book highlights every aspect of the church itself as a beautiful building in its own right, and teases out the wider themes that its association with Shakespeare inevitably lends it.

Within a few years of Shakespeare's death in 1616, Holy Trinity had already become a place of literary pilgrimage, and successive vicars had to balance the needs of a parish church with the impact of ever-increasing crowds of visitors. Yet, in the twenty-first century, Holy Trinity remains a living, working parish church, the focus of daily life in Stratford, as well as welcoming over 200,000 visitors every year - making it surely the most visited parish church in the world.

Stunningly illustrated in colour throughout, and packed with historical information, Shakespeare's Church is a volume for every Shakespeare lover to treasure.

About the Author

Val Horsler has been involved for almost 30 years in history, heritage and archaeology publishing, most recently as Head of Publishing at English Heritage. Now she is a full-time writer and editor.


The Shakespeare Curse

RRP $20.99

A brutally murdered body is discovered on a remote Scottish hillside - with a mysterious ancient knife beside it. The victim was a beautiful young woman, throat slashed by an unknown assailant. The circumstances of the murder suggest ancient Pagan sacrifice. Then a trench on that same hill is found filled with blood. The shocking discoveries all seem to be linked by the ancient curse of Macbeth.

From the streets of New York to the twisting corridors of Hampton Court Palace to a remote loch in the Scottish Highlands, the race is on to stop a deadly modern serial killer who will do anything to uncover priceless ancient treasures...

A thrilling, action-packed page-turner, The Shakespeare Curse blends present-day crime with fascinating revelations from the life and work of Shakespeare. It is one of the most eagerly-awaited novels of 2010.

About the Author

J L Carrell has a PhD in English and American literature from Harvard and has taught the History and Literature programme at the prestigious university - as well as directing Shakespeare for Harvard's Hyperion Theatre Company.



Search

Sports Drinks Articles

Shakes Milkshake Thickshake Juicing
Juices Smoothies Drinks Thirst
Quench Accelerade

Sports Drinks Books

Shakes Milkshake Thickshake Juicing
Juices Smoothies Drinks Thirst
Quench Accelerade

Sports Drinks