Center Stage: 'Or' qualifies as a quality
Montgomery County SentinelCenter Stage: 'Or' qualifies as a quality restoration eventMontgomery County SentinelWomen's liberation is a major idea in the play when Behn and the tomboyish actor Nell Gwynne (Erin Weaver) discuss the new age that they are entering. Meanwhile, sexual freedom defines the relationships between Behn, Gwynne, and Charles II. Hedonism ...
Posted on 3 May 2017 | 12:27 am
Round House Theatre's OR, Is a Rollicking
Washington City Paper (blog)Round House Theatre's OR, Is a Rollicking Smarty-Pants PlayWashington City Paper (blog)So is the fact that the actress Nell Gwynne, who became a star once England started allowing women to play female roles, was one of King Charles' mistresses. Everything else in Adams' play is, like so many Behn biographies published after her death in ...
Posted on 28 April 2017 | 9:00 am
Review: “Or,” at Round House is a funny,
Metro WeeklyReview: “Or,” at Round House is a funny, well-acted farceMetro WeeklyAnd, as juggling goes, Twyford's costars, Linington and Weaver, each perform splendidly, shuttling between no less than three characters apiece — from England's formerly exiled King Charles II to a quick-thinking housemaid to Nell Gwynne, one of the ...
Posted on 27 April 2017 | 3:56 pm
Vandalised plaque marking Hereford
Hereford TimesVandalised plaque marking Hereford birthplace of Nell Gwyn will be replacedHereford TimesIt was in place at the site of the house where Nell, founder of Chelsea Hospital and mother of the first Duke of St Albans, was thought to have been born. The property, which stood on Pipe Well Lane before it was later named Gwynne Street, was ...and more »
Posted on 25 April 2017 | 2:44 am
Yes, Nell Gwynne had a good time, but life
Daily MailYes, Nell Gwynne had a good time, but life with Charles II was mostly savage - and shortDaily MailAccording to Ian Mortimer in this enthralling and detailed book, once Oliver Cromwell was out of the way and cavalier King Charles II with his spaniels, foppish chestnut wig and an eye for the curvaceous Nell Gwynn had been rapturously ushered back on ...
Posted on 20 April 2017 | 2:11 pm
Love Your Local: The Nell Gwynne in Southsea
When the future of The Nell Gwynne looked uncertain, a team of regulars decided to band together and take action. Now the pub in Jessie Road, Southsea, is in safe hands after the community stepped in to take it over. Customers were spurred on to launch a ...
Posted on 25 February 2015 | 11:15 pm
Slightly Askew Challenges Gender Roles New
At the same time Aphra and her friends Nell Gwynne and King Charles II are part of the here and now — swearing and joking like the cast of Girls and living their lives to a hip-hop backbeat of Missy Elliott, Lauryn Hill, Queen Latifah and, yes ...
Posted on 24 February 2015 | 8:06 pm
AAAAGGGHHHHH! The 6 most haunted places in
We've compiled a list of the most haunted places in North Lincolnshire. If you think we've missed any ... The Red Lion restaurant is reported to be haunted by the ghost of Nell Gwynne, the mistress of Charles II who was among the more famous visitors ...
Posted on 22 February 2015 | 3:14 pm
Vermont Stage explores gender roles in 'Or,'
Behn wrote frankly about sexuality and gender roles at a time when women weren't supposed to ... Freed from prison and back home, Behn is visited by renowned actress Nell Gwynne (Haley Rice), a self-described "fatherless daughter of a whorehouse keeper ...
Posted on 28 January 2015 | 7:40 pm
Nell Gwynne Bestwood Country Park research
A descendant of Nell Gwynne has teamed up with council historians to research the past of a hunting estate where the royal mistress entertained Charles II. Bestwood Country Park, near Nottingham, is known to have been frequented by Gwynne and the king.
Posted on 2 January 2015 | 7:46 pm