The Spice Girls of Henry VIII

first_imgWouldn’t you rather be remembered for how you lived than how you died? That’s the guiding spirit behind “Six,” coming to the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) Aug. 21–Sept. 29. The fast-paced musical reimagines the six queens of England’s King Henry VIII as girl-power pop stars, taking up microphones to sing about the lives they led before they were reduced to the simple mnemonic (recited during the show) “divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived.”Created by Cambridge University students Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the strikingly modern take on 16th-century English history aims to reveal the fighting spirit behind Queens Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, and Catherine Parr. Appropriately, say the playwrights, the 75-minute musical, which at the A.R.T. will feature choreography by Carrie-Anne Ingrouille, orchestration by Tim Curran, music direction by Roberta Duchak, and stage direction by Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage, began, in part, as a vehicle for empowerment. The production is bound for Broadway after its limited Cambridge run.The original impetus for “Six” was to create something specifically for the annual Edinburgh festival. (The show then went on to London’s West End, where it would be nominated for five Olivier Awards, and this summer opened in Chicago as well.) To create a production that would stand out, said Marlow, the friends — who were then studying for final exams — decided they should focus on a famous subject (Shakespeare’s women were considered), popular music, and something that played with the form of the musical. Beyond that, though, “We really cared about representation,” said Marlow. “Something that had an entirely or majority female and nonbinary cast, because we have so many friends who are talented and funny and brilliant.”,Marlow suggested the six wives, most of whom were killed or discarded as Henry became increasingly desperate for a male heir. (Seymour, his third queen, died shortly after giving birth to his only legitimate son to survive infancy, Edward.) Although Moss was initially reluctant, a little digging revealed aspects of the women’s lives and personalities that had parallels in the contemporary singing and dancing celebrities the playwrights hoped to cast, giving the project relevance.“Actually, the wives had a lot of agency,” even as they were subject to the machinations of their powerful families and the king, Moss said. Henry’s first queen, Catherine of Aragon, served as regent while Henry was in France. During that time, “She won a battle against Scotland,” Moss said. Henry’s first wife also used her personal connections and considerable influence to make her case with the pope when Henry wanted to divorce her. By doing so, said Moss, she “essentially forced Henry to break with the church.”“Put in a certain position, they played their hands smartly,” or as well as they could, she said.History, and the king, ultimately cast the women as rivals. But the show gives its singing, dancing queens a second chance at royal sisterhood, having the leads finally band together in song. That, too, is rooted in history, say the playwrights, even if it is less well known.“There were quite a lot of times when they were supporting each other,” said Moss. “Anne of Cleves and Catherine Howard were really good friends, and Anne of Cleves took her under her wing. Jane Seymour was a lady-in-waiting for Catherine of Aragon.” Parr, the first English queen to publish a book under her own name, “had all-female study groups,” Marlow noted.To bring these figures to life and to personify their particularly feminine power, the team turned to female superstars. “I love all pop stars,” said Marlow. “I have a deep-rooted admiration for them” — particularly Beyoncé, whom he called “an influence on everything I’ve ever done.” However, a full range of musical talent plays into the queens’ songs, which draw inspiration from Alicia Keys, Adele, and Jennifer Lopez as well as Queen Bey.“It was really fun to match up the queen with the pop stars,” said Marlow. “And then use the different genres of pop music to show the influences” of the queens on each other.“Like, we wanted Catherine of Aragon to have a really strong opening number,” explained Moss. She had the most Beyoncé in her, explained Marlow. At other times, the duo took a counterintuitive approach. For Anne Boleyn, Moss said, “We wanted something really disarming, where we laugh at the way historians see her as really calculating. Something fun-loving and chilled out like Lily Allen, Miley Cyrus, or Avril Lavigne.”Moss said the pairings work because so many experiences are universal. “It was quite fun ’cause we’re resetting so much” — writing about family squabbles and jealousy, power struggles, and sexism. “And then we would be like, ‘Wow, that’s such a thing that happens today!’”For ticket information and additional performance dates, visit the A.R.T. website.last_img read more

Wellington Fire/EMS incident report: Dec. 19-21, 2013

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GAA: FANAD GAELS CLUB NOTES

first_imgThe Gaeil Fhánada  GAA Cúl Camp will take place  from July 18th-22nd for boys and girls from 6-13 and provides a great week of sport, fun and activity.  Application forms can be down loaded from @ [email protected] or from  Mace Kerrykeel, Shiels Fanavolty and Ballylar P.O, and co-ordinator Fiona Shiels.Gaeil Fhánada Senior and Reserve teams travel to take on Bundoran in the League on Saturday evening, matches at 5.30 and 7.00.U8  training will resume on Friday 15 July at 6:30 in Portsalon,  new players welcome. Ádh mór do dhamhsóirí na nDúnaibh atá ag glacadh páirt I gcomórtas Strictly Come Dancing ar óiche Dé haAoine seo in Óstan an Downings Bays, beidh na buaiteoirí ón babhta seo san iomaíocht le buaiteoirí babhta Gaeil Fhánada ar an 29ú san “Grand  Final’’ sna Dúnaibh ar an 12ú Lúnasa. Ceist mór na hAoise seo, cé h-iad na damhsóirí is fear??! Níl ach fíor bheagán ticéidí fagtha do bhabhta Ghaeil Fhánada sa Milford Inn ar Dé hAoine an 29ú Iúil.Ádh mór fósta d’fhoireann Dhún na nGall I gCluain Eois ar Dé Domhnaigh, tá sé in am na brait a chuir in airde! The Club would encourage all supporters to fly the Donegal flag this week as we head into the Ulster Final in Clones, good luck to Jim and the boys and hopefully the Anglo Celt Cup will be back in the county on Sunday evening!Lotto: No Jackpot winner last week. Numbers drawn :  3, 8, 10, 11 &  15,   bonus no 20. €100 winner was Gráinne Ní Fhríl, 9159239,   and €50 winner was R A Nic Suibhne, Cúl a Doire. Next draw for jackpot of €2100 takes place in Paddy Jacks  this weekend.GAA: FANAD GAELS CLUB NOTES was last modified: July 12th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA: FANAD GAELS CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

QPR boss hails “world class” Bruce – and has dig at Aston Villa fans

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR boss Ian Holloway labelled Steve Bruce a “world class manager” who should be in charge of England – but could not resist a sly dig at Aston Villa fans following his side’s defeat.Bruce’s Villa did the double over Rangers thanks to two 1-0 wins, both earned by £15m striker Jonathan Kodjia.But while Holloway conceded the Ivorian was the difference between the clubs in both games, he also lavished praise on Bruce for the way he has revitalised Villa.“Steve for me is a world class manager,” Holloway said.“People might laugh at that but you don’t get four promotions at this level if you’re not as good as he is.“I actually wanted him for England when he was out of work.“They (Villa) have got the right man in charge. I think he’s fantastic, they’re lucky to have him.“There were a few grumbles because everybody wanted to spank me out of sight. But you won, well done.”Holloway attracted criticism from Villa supporters when, while working as a television pundit, he predicted their team would struggle this season.But the Rangers boss insisted he had simply poured scorn on Villa owner Tony Xia’s promise to turn the newly relegated side into “the top club in Europe” in five to 10 years.“I said how difficult it was, with how badly they came down, to actually be in the top two clubs in Europe. And if I’m a bad pundit for saying that, then shoot me,” he said.“I’m not a pundit, I’m a football manager. I don’t get paid as much as all the others because I don’t deserve it and I don’t get to buy the players that everybody else does.“But I do alright with them – so, bothered.”   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Kevin Durant considers a world in which the Warriors three-peat, and it sounds awesome

first_imgWelcome to another episode of, “One of the Warriors’ core four said it, so we are obligated to beat it into the earth’s crust.”In this installment, Kevin Durant answered a question from Yahoo’s Chris Haynes regarding the likelihood and/or the fallout of a potential Golden State three-peat in 2018-19.“I know for a fact that we’ll all get our jerseys retired,” Durant responded. “We’ll probably all get statues in front of the Chase Center. We’ll be buried legends forever, meaning that people …last_img

Dell leads Sharks to win in relief of Jones

first_imgCHICAGO — Pete DeBoer says the best hockey teams figure out ways to win a variety of different games. The Sharks added the bizarre to their 2018-19 resumé Sunday.After they surrendered three goals on their first four shots against, the Sharks (18-11-5) found a way to come back and beat the Chicago Blackhawks 7-3 in a game that saw both starting goalies exit in the first period.With the victory, the Sharks extended their winning streak to a season high of four games.The fourth line led the …last_img

Raiders’ Gareon Conley, injured against Denver, could face Chiefs

first_imgALAMEDA — Gareon Conley, who injured his neck in Monday night’s 24-16 win over the Denver Broncos, is doing well enough that coach Jon Gruden isn’t ruling him out of playing in Week 2 against the Kansas City Chiefs.“Happy to see that Gareon Conley seems to be doing OK,” Gruden said Tuesday at his weekly press conference. “I think there’s a chance he might be able to play this week, but we’ll have to update his status tomorrow.”The Raiders did not specify the exact nature of Conley’s injury, …last_img

Ferrer on Rice ejection: ‘I didn’t do anything’

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ The former UST forward claims he didn’t do anything dirty.“I was looking at their coaches and they were also restraining him. If I did something, I’m sure they will call me out, but they didn’t.”Emotions were on a high in the best-of-5 series and Ferrer thinks that Rice’s inability to adapt to PBA’s level of physicality led to his demise in what was an all-important Game 4 for TNT.“I didn’t say anything and I was just physical. I think he wasn’t really able to adjust to the style of basketball here,” he said.Ferrer and the Gin Kings were able to close out the KaTropa, 115-105, and advance to the best-of-7 finals against Meralco.ADVERTISEMENT “I didn’t do anything. All I’m doing is what Brownlee has been doing to him on defense,” Ferrer said in Filipino.Ferrer admitted he was caught by surprise with Rice’s actions with 1:41 left in the first quarter, especially with TNT firmly in control of the game early on.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I was denying him the ball, and then he choked me. I was surprised,” he recalled, as the alleged choke saw him hit the floor after Greg Slaughter’s made basket that sliced the deficit down to 12, 23-35.Rice, then, threw the ball at Ferrer as Ginebra sued for time and a fracas ensued. View comments PH finishes 4th in Asian Baseball Championship Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:46Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “I’ll continue doing my part and and whatever role coach Tim (Cone) gives to me. We just have to show our never say die attitude always,” he said. LATEST STORIES Kevin Ferrer. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netKevin Ferrer said he did not do anything out of the ordinary that may have caused TNT import Glen Rice Jr. to reach his boiling point in Game 4.The Ginebra rookie thinks that it was just Rice’s frustrations that got the better of him and led to his early ejection.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Nextlast_img read more

Mbala says ‘I did not intend to hit or hurt’ Nieto

first_imgBen Mbala said that he didn’t mean any harm on Matt Nieto when the two collided late in the first half of Game 1 of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball Finals.“It’s part of basketball,” Mbala said after La Salle fell to Ateneo, 70-76, on Saturday. “I had the ball, I spun and it was late on the rotation the double and that’s why he got hit.”ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80 PLAY LIST 02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8000:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LATEST STORIES Dwight Howard fined $35,000 for obscene gesture in Cleveland QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Nieto was left bloodied as he sustained a cut above his right eye after taking an inadvertent elbow from Mbala.READ: Matt Nieto bloodied after collision with Ben MbalaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout “I didn’t intend to hit him or hurt him,” the two-time UAAP MVP said.The Ateneo gallery, which included the Nieto family patriarch, was outraged over the incident. “I don’t know why his dad is cursing at me and threatening me. I wasn’t trying to listen to what he was saying, but from where I saw him, he was threatening me and pointing at me telling me I’m dead,” he said. “I’ll just say he was probably going through the emotion of the game and he saw his son on the floor bloodied. But it is part of the game.”“He’s been in the sport for quite some time and we all know things like that happen all the time and I did not intend to hurt his son. That’s not something you should be doing during a finals game, especially when you’re a father of two players on the court,” he said. But rather than dwell on it, Mbala and the rest of the Green Archers have “Obviously, if we lose the next game then it’s over. We are not gonna go out here just to have a regular and mediocre game,” said Mbala, who is also eyeing to rebound from his season-low eight point-performance in Game 1.“We just have to go out there and win the game because without it, we are gonna be out. Everything we’ve been doing throughout the season will just be gone to waste.”ADVERTISEMENT Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View commentslast_img read more

2 days agoDe Visser urges Chelsea to re-sign Nathan Ake from Bournemouth

first_imgDe Visser urges Chelsea to re-sign Nathan Ake from Bournemouthby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea transfers adviser Piet de Visser has urged the club to re-sign Nathan Ake from Bournemouth.Netherlands international Ake switched from Stamford Bridge to the South Coast for £20m in 2017, having struggled to break from the academy into the Blues first team.Ahead of Chelsea’s trip to Ajax in the Champions League, De Visser told De Volkskrant: “Ake should have played for Chelsea by now. He’s so good.”How often does he not score with his head? He has timing and insight. I hope they buy him back. “That boy is perfect for them and he has played with Lampard.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img