Thursday, August 25, 2016

Will Rosalind find true love with Orlando after she becomes Troy?

Like You, a new screenplay from Hudson Valley writer/director, Nicole Quinn, (Racing Daylight), will be read as part of the Rosendale Theatre’s Artist’s New Work Forum.

reading cast includes:
Mary Stuart Masterson as Rosalind, Jeremy Davidson as Orlando, with Michael O’Keefe, and Julie Novak, along with Actors&Writers company members, Sarah Chodoff, Denny Dillon, Davis Hall, Mikhail Horowitz, Adam Lefevre, David Smilow, Joe White, and Lori Wilner. (subject to availability)

Adapted from Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Like You is a contemporary gender bending romp set in the pastoral forest of Arden. A summer 2017 local movie shoot is planned.

Disguised as a man, Rosalind, and her cousin Celia, escape forced marriage and religious persecution to find sanctuary among hippies, red necks, and realtors in the forest of Arden.

Come and participate in the development of an indie film script. Then follow the project from script to screen!

At the Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St, Rosendale, NY, Tuesday September 27, 2016, 7:15 p.m. Admission is FREE!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Farm Stand

 e-book and audiobook, coming soon!

A month in the country, it sounded restful to Adelaide. A month out of the city, just she and the kids. Farmers, the salt of the earth, good food, anonymity. It was hot that August, when racial tempers flared and lust flamed  across the corn fields. It was a summer that altered many lives connected by the Farm Stand. 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Modern History Sourcebook: Napoleon Bonaparte: Farewell to the Old Guard, April 29, 1814

A speech by from April 20, 1814, by Napoleon Bonaparte, after his failed invasion of Russia and defeat by the Allies.

Soldiers of my Old Guard: I bid you farewell. For twenty years I have constantly accompanied you on the road to honor and glory. In these latter times, as in the days of our prosperity, you have invariably been models of courage and fidelity. With men such as you our cause could not be lost; but the war would have been interminable; it would have been civil war, and that would have entailed deeper misfortunes on France.
I have sacrificed all of my interests to those of the country.
I go, but you, my friends, will continue to serve France. Her happiness was my only thought. It will still be the object of my wishes. Do not regret my fate; if I have consented to survive, it is to serve your glory. I intend to write the history of the great achievements we have performed together. Adieu, my friends. Would I could press you all to my heart.
Napoleon Bonaparte - April 20, 1814

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Napoleon Bonaparte's wedding certificate to be sold at auction The document, from the French military leader’s secret religious wedding to Josephine, is part of US billionaire Christopher Forbes’s collection
  An illustration of French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte dancing with wife Josephine. Photograph: Getty
Press Association
Monday 25 January 2016 18.25 EST Last modified on Monday 25 January 2016 18.35 EST

The certificate from Napoleon Bonaparte’s secret religious wedding to Josephine in 1804, eight years after their civil marriage, will go under the hammer in March, the French auction house Osenat has said.

The document is signed and sealed by Cardinal Joseph Fesch, who presided over the wedding that took place at the behest of Pope Pius VII as a condition for his presence at Napoleon’s coronation.

It is part of a collection being auctioned off by the US billionaire, Christopher Forbes, that mainly comprises artefacts from the reign of Napoleon’s nephew and heir, Napoleon III.

Fesch, as France’s ambassador to Rome, negotiated the pope’s participation in Napoleon’s grandiose coronation in Notre Dame cathedral when he crowned himself on 2 December 1804.

The pope had refused to officiate unless Napoleon and Josephine underwent the Catholic wedding rite, and the emperor-to-be agreed in order to avoid a scandal. Fesch secretly performed the ceremony at the Tuileries palace chapel in Paris on 1 December that year.

Napoleon Bonaparte was initially smitten by Josephine de Beauharnais, whom he described as “worse than beautiful”, but the marriage did not survive their frequent separations while he was leading his various campaigns to conquer Europe.

The marriage was annulled in 1810, after the couple failed to have children.

Monday, March 7, 2016

WAMC Rountable: Nicole Quinn
Roundtable with Joe Donahue and Sarah LaDuke
March 15, Nicole Quinn
on air: aprox 11:10 a.m.

Upwift presents: Reel Women In Film
The Linda WAMC’s Perfoming Arts Studio
Friday, March 18, 2016 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM (EDT)
Albany, NY

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Napoleon Bonaparte

This well executed miniature is likely from the studio of Jean-Baptiste Isabey, and may be signed by Isabey himself.

 The Walters Art Museum
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William T. or Henry Walters [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Jean-Baptiste Isabey (French, 1767-1855) (Artist)
watercolor on ivory   
H: 2 9/16 in. (6.5 cm)
France (Place of Origin)