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This site presents a series of items which I have authored with a view to their being made publicly available. I would greatly appreciate any comments.

     
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THE ST KENELM'S TRAIL

 

This site gives a detailed guided to a newly developed long distance walk across Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, linking the two places most connected with the life of the ninth century Mercian Saint. Details provided include route plans, maps, practicalities and a history of the Kenelm legend. 

 
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THE NOBLE SPANISH SOLDIER by THOMAS DEKKER

 

A modern spelling edition of a play first published in 1634. The introduction includes a discussion of the complex authorship issues which have been raised in relation to the text. The play itself is a tragi-comedy with a revenge theme and dealing with the life and loves of a Spanish King whose career closely resembles that of Henri IV of France. 

 

 

THE SLAV EPIC

 

Alphonse Mucha (1860 - 1939) achieved international fame as a master of Art Nouveau, the decorative style of sensuous and opulent decoration that captured the fin-de-siecle world. This site looks at the Slav Epic series which he completed late in his career and considered his masterpiece. It received an ambivalent critical response and remains largely unknown in the modern world. 

 

 
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ANCIENT ROME AND ENGLISH RENAISSANCE THEATRE

 

An electronic essay which considers the influence Ancient Rome exerted over the Renaissance theatre. The two  matters considered in depth are the relationship between the design of performance arenas in Elizabethan England and those of Ancient Rome, and Early Modern Plays with a Roman theme.

 

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS

 

This page provides links to two papers which I presented to British Graduate Shakespeare Conference held annually at Stratford upon Avon. The titles are Puritanism and the Theatre and Pilgrimage and the Early Modern Stage.

 

 

 

THE GUILD OF ST JOSEPH AND ST DOMINIC

 

This site sets out the story of a group of talented artists and craftsmen who establish a community in 1920, with the motto 'Men rich in virtue studying beautifulness living in peace in their houses'. The Guild, which was based on religious principles and sought to recreate an idealised medieval lifestyle, survived until 1989.

 

 

PILGRIMAGE TO SANTIAGO

 

An account of the famous pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.

 

 
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THE TOWN COUNCIL OF LOWER BORNAL

 

Here you will find three humorous sketches, written in the 1940s in the extraordinary Black Country dialect. 

‘Poor owd Eli. He wor one of the wust at his best. Well, let’s all hope he’s gone where we think he ay.’

 

 

JOHN PRICE - ACCOUNTING AND STRATEGIES FOR CHARITIES

 

Services offered by myself

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

Outline of my own background and qualifications