Bulletin 10 Out Now!

The Spring 2009 issue of the Early Modern Society’s official publication, The Bulletin, is here

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The issue features messages from our president and editor, a review of Dr. Mike Smith’s lecture to the Early Modern Society on William Bryd, and details of upcoming Society events.

Also in this issue:
Barbara Wooding on the ‘Elizabeth and the Image Makers’ conference at Globe Education.

John Croxon
visits Igtham Mote in Kent and Karen Baston was impressed by a visit to the Burrell Collection in Glasgow.

Sue Dale
reviews an interesting production of Bellini’s ‘I Capuleti I Montecchi’ featuring a new Japanese soprano, Eri Nakamura.

Timothy Alves
shares his National Gallery notes on Veronese’s ‘Family of Darius before Alexander’ (c.1560s-c.1570s), Soenndam’s ‘The Buurkirk, Utrecht’ (1644), and Turner’s ‘Ulysses Deriding Polyphemus’ (1829) and discusses the depiction of light in the paintings. Timothy also reviews the current Palladio exhibition at the Royal Academy which includes a review of the catalogue and some interesting speculations.

Robin Rowles
reviews the DVD of the series Charles II: The Power & the Passion [DVD] [2003] and finds it to be reasonable despite some historical goofs.

Non-fiction book reviews come from John Croxon who praises Antonia Fraser’s The Gunpowder Plot: Terror and Faith in 1605 and from Karen Baston who shares Michael F. Graham’s fascination with The Blasphemies of Thomas Aikenhead: Boundaries of Belief on the Eve of the Enlightenment. Karen Baston also contrasts two fictional heroines in Forever Amber and The Heart of Mid-Lothian (Penguin Classics).

All this AND the Spring Quiz and wise advice from Aunt Agonistes on dealing with lice-infected children.

Previous issues of The Bulletin are available here.

Contributions are welcome and should be directed to the Editor, John Croxon. The only real criteria for contributions is that they deal with a subject within our date range of 1450-1815. Contributions for the Summer issue should arrive no later than 20 June 2009.