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William Shakespeare born, 1564
According to tradition, the great English dramatist and poet William Shakespeare is born in Stratford-on-Avon on April 23, 1564. It is impossible to be certain …
Hello history (and film) fans. We’re happy you’ve joined us for this week’s installment of “History on the Big Screen". Once again, we’re exploring the real stories behind some of this year’s Academy Award—nominated films. As usual, ...
We’re back with our latest installment in a series that examines the real history behind some of this year’s most honored films. This week, we’ll take a look at “Lincoln.” Find out what the movie gets right, what it gets wrong and which ...
Hollywood loves history, as the recently announced crop of nominees for the Motion Picture Academy's highest honor proves. Nearly half of the Best Picture nominations went to films that cover historical events. We love history, and we love movies ...
It has been exciting, encouraging and slightly exhausting to keep up with the commentary on the recent Lincoln film. Perhaps more than any other American president, Abraham Lincoln seems to carry our expectations and political hopes, even in ...