I am so concerned about the proposed performances of Shakespeare’s Richard III in Leicester Cathedral that I have made a video stating my reasons for opposing it.
Please watch and sign the petition – there are two versions one shorter than the other as I know your time is precious, but the longer one goes into more detail. Also, if you don’t mind and agree with my view please share this post, the videos and the petition to friends and family.
Here is the long version (just under five minutes): Long version
Here is the short version (just over two minutes): Short version
Rose experiments with Wicca, helped by her friend, Frances, who is a devotee. She finds she enjoys the relaxing meditation she experiences in a Wicca house in Canewdon, Essex, even though she knows Richard would not approve of ‘witchcraft’. That is why I chose the title ‘Witches’ Brew’ by Janie Jones (click link to see video) for this song. It is a sixties one hit wonder, which I loved when I was a child.
Witch on a broomstick
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Rose has a psychic reading from each of the other members of her friend, Lynne’s, circle. She can understand some of what is said, but not all of it. She leaves not much the wiser, but a conversation at the end gives her a new idea…
I chose the song ‘Too Bad’ by Nickelback (click the link to watch video) for this scene, because Richard would have considered this witchcraft and thence a sin, but also because it was too bad that Rose didn’t really get much out of the session.
Nickelback in concert
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Image credit: By Stuart Sevastos (Nickelback @ Perth Arena (17/11/2012)) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
It’s a year since Richard informed Rose he wouldn’t be coming back to the Major Oak, where they have agreed to meet once a year. Despite this, Rose returns there, hoping against hope that he has changed his mind, but to no avail. Depressed, she is at a loss as to what to do, but Laura makes a suggestion which leads to Rose formulating a plan…
I have used ‘I’m Still Waiting‘ by Diana Ross to illustrate this scene. Click to see the video.
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Thanks to Ian Churchward of The Legendary Ten Seconds for making a new video for the third part of my trilogy, Hearts Never Change. Click here to see it! Download a Kindle copy by clicking on the image below!
As Rose explores the various Ricardian sites, such as the Tower of London, she finds out that Richard’s legacy has led to many more places of historical and ecclesiastical interest surviving and she realises that he was truly the great thing she and her fellow Ricardians thought he would be.
‘When You Are A King‘ by White Plains is the scene title song. Click on the link for a video filmed at the Tower- synchronicity at work!
Here is a link to a great 70s music blog with White Plains mentioned: Click!
If you want to read more about what Rose does to be re-united with Richard, click: here.
Here is the magnificent Tower of London!
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Rose continues to visit places associated with Richard,finding them changed, mainly for the better. They make her feel closer to him, but also serve as poignant reminders of his absence.So I chose ‘How You Remind Me‘ a great song by Nickelback as this scene’s title. Click on the link for a video of the song and you can download the Richard Liveth Yet books,or purchase a print copy: here.
Chad Kroeger of Nickelback
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The third part of the trilogy is in the final stages of uploading, formatting, etc, and the cover is coming along. I thought you might like a sneak preview of it – I did promise you Richard III as never seen before….well, here he is! Thanks to my sister, Lynne, who helped to manipulate the images. This isn’t the final version, but it will be along these lines. Please let me know what you think!
Rose still pines for Richard, who is her ‘Eternal Flame’ but she sees a real example when she visits Bosworth Battlefield site, where Richard has emulated the customs he saw on his visit to the future by having an eternal flame burning for the ‘unknown soldier’. It was a great reason to use one of my favourite songs, Eternal Flame by the Bangles, as a scene title.
Click on the link to see the video of the song.
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Rose finally plucks up enough courage to check the internet to see whether Richard survived Bosworth…I won’t give away what she discovers, but see for yourself by downloading the book, ‘Richard Liveth Yet‘ here. The song I chose for this scene is ‘Halo‘ by Beyoncé
Image credit: By Nat Ch Villa [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons.