The Flower of the Orient

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SEPT / OCT 2017: BY MARIANNA KAPLUN

I am not a prize to be won!

Far, far away in the kingdom of Agarabah lives beautiful and brave princess, the daughter of the Sultan—Jasmine. She lives according to its strict laws, but with all her heart wants to feel freedom. Jasmine doesn’t know a powerful desert magic waits to be unlocked, ready to change her world forever…

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Sept / Oct: Powerful Women

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I was thirteen years old when I discovered Elizabeth I. To my eager young mind, she was an amazing woman – the first (and only) English Queen to rule her nation without marriage, on her own merit. She kept hold of her kingdom even when Rome and Spain threatened it, restored it to its former glories after her father bankrupted it, and died the most famous “virgin” in history. As a girl who never much fancied marriage, she was my heroine.

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Prince Without Fear or Reproach

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JAN / FEB 2017: BY MARIANA KAPLUN

«Sire? Do you…like yourself?»

«What’s not to like?»

A princess, who is prepared to be wed with beautiful prince, is sent away to New York by an evil queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer.

We all know this story of the wonderful Disney movie Enchanted, but what do we know about the prince? Yes, you heard right, the Prince… who was supposed to marry Giselle, ordained to her by fate. This hero is Prince Edward. Let’s get to know him better.

“Nathaniel likes the way I leap? <…> I’m handsome even when I sleep!”

Edward is a prince in Andalasia and the stepson of former Queen Narissa. He is “very pure, very simple-minded and naive, but innocently narcissistic.” Edward is charming and handsome, athletic, yet goodhearted. He ends up confused with the world of New York once entering…

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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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