I can’t stand you. I love you

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NOV / DEC 2016: BY  MARIANNA KAPLUN

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“You think a princess and a guy like me…?” –Han Solo

What do we know about them? Han Solo was a human male smuggler who became a leader in the Alliance to Restore the Republic and an instrumental figure in the defeat of the Galactic Empire during the Galactic Civil War. Leia Organa Solo (born Leia Amidala Skywalker) was, at various stages of her life, a politician, revolutionary, and Jedi Knight of the New Jedi Order.

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Ghost Stories

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HALLOWEEN 2016: BY MARIANNA KAPLUN

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Curious thing, but we don’t often hear about happy, friendly ghosts. More often they seem to be unfriendly spirits who cannot rest. In August 1901 one English woman Miss Charlotte Anne Moberley visited France. When she walked through the Petit Trianon, a small château in the grounds of the Palace of Versailles, she saw a woman at the window of a building, which was not there in 1901.

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Shakespeare’s World: The Globe

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JULY / AUG 2016: BY MARIANNA KAPLUN

globeAll the world’s a stage,

And all the men and women merely players

What do we know about Shakespeare’s theatre? We always associate theatrical Shakespeare’s world with the name of the great English Queen Elizabeth I Tudor. And, definitely, it’s very true. In 1576 Elizabethan drama entered an entirely new era. James Burbage, a prosperous joiner, built a theatre in the style of an amphitheater near Bishopsgate in London and called it the Theatre (the word “theatre” had a meaning “the art of writing and producing plays”). Later, two others theatres opened north of the City of London: the Fortune in 1600 and the Red Bull in 1605. By then, on the south bank of the Thames on Bankside had appeared Rose in 1587, the Swan in 1595 and, finally, the Globe in 1599.

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Femnista: November / December 2015

The Sacred in the Secular

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In this issue: texts from the 1500s, Raphael, Mary I, Ever After, Elizabeth I, Michelangelo, Katharine von Bora, William Shakespeare, The Art & Religion of the Middle Ages.

Next issue: Classic Hollywood (Jan/Feb 2016). See upcoming issues. Interested in participating? Let me know.

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Femnista: Halloween 2015

The Sacred in the Secular

femnistasmallerIn This Issue:  Maleficent, The Witch (Into the Woods), Gertrude (Hamlet), Morgana (Merlin), Asaj Ventress (Star Wars), Hexenbiests (Grimm), Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), Catherine de’ Medeci (La Reine Margot), The Wicked Witch of the West (Oz), Ungit (Till We Have Faces).

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Happy Halloween!

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