10 11 / 2013

National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage
Scene from “Angels in America” 
Andrew Scott as Prior Walter and Dominic Cooper as Louis Ironson

26 6 / 2013

Introducing the Once and Future King

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26 6 / 2013

phantasmagoricsplendor:

Love, betrayal, incest, adultery, idealism, chivalry, sorcerers, knights, Christians, Pagans. From the very beginning of its creation all the way to a modern feminist retelling, I’ve tried to collect the history of the Arthurian legend. Enjoy!
De Excidio Brittonum by Gildas (~540) [PDF]
Historia Brittonum by Nennius (~8th Century) [PDF] [epub] [mobi]
The Mabinogion (~1100) [PDF] [epub] [mobi] 
Guingamor, Lanval, Tyolet, Bisclaveret by Marie, de France (~1100) [PDF] [epub] [mobi]
History of the Kings of Britain by Geoffrey of Monmouth (~1136) [PDF]
Vita Merlini by Geoffrey of Monmouth (~1150) [PDF]
The Romance of Tristan and Iseult (~1150) [PDF] [epub] [mobi] 
Four Arthurian Romances by Chretien DeTroyes (~1170)  [PDF] [epub] [mobi]
Cliges: A Romance by Chretien DeTroyes (1176) [PDF] [epub] [mobi]
The High History of the Holy Graal (~1200) [PDF] [epub] [mobi]
The Romance of Morien (~1250) [PDF] [epub] [mobi]
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (~1350)
Translated by Jessie L. Weston [PDF]
Translated by W. A. Neilson [PDF]
Le Morte d’Arthur by Thomas Malory (1485)
Volume One [PDF] [epub] [mobi]
Volume Two [PDF] [epub] [mobi]
Lancelot of the Laik (~1500) [PDF] [epub] [mobi]
The Prophecy of Merlin by Anne Bannerman (1802) [PDF]
Idylls of the King by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1856) [PDF] [epub] [mobi]
The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights by Sir James Knowles (1862) [PDF] [epub] [mobi]
The Prophecy of Merlin by John Read (1870) [PDF] [epub] [mobi]
Merlin and the Merlinian Poems by John Veitch (1888) [PDF]
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain (1889) [PDF] [epub] [mobi]
The Tale of Balen by Algernon Charles Swinburne (1896) [PDF] [epub] [mobi]
Stories of King Arthur’s Knights by Mary MacGregor (~1900) [PDF] [epub] [mobi]
King Arthur and His Knights by Maude L. Radford (1903) [PDF] [epub] [mobi]
The Story of the Champions of the Round Table by Howard Pyle (1905) [PDF] [epub] [mobi]
Le Saint Graal y La Mort d’Artus by Jacques Boulenger (1923) [PDF] [epub] [mobi]
The Once and Future King by TH White (1958) [PDF] [epub] [mobi]
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley (1983) [PDF]
Related anthologies that have Arthurian legends in them:
Song and Legend from the Middle Ages [PDF] [epub] [mobi]
Legends of the Middle Ages [PDF] [epub] [mobi]
Tales of the Enchanted Islands of the Atlantic [PDF] [epub] [mobi]
English Literature for Boys and Girls [PDF] [epub] [mobi]
[If any of the links are wrong or become broken, please let me know.]

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phantasmagoricsplendor:

Love, betrayal, incest, adultery, idealism, chivalry, sorcerers, knights, Christians, Pagans. From the very beginning of its creation all the way to a modern feminist retelling, I’ve tried to collect the history of the Arthurian legend. Enjoy!

De Excidio Brittonum by Gildas (~540) [PDF]

Historia Brittonum by Nennius (~8th Century) [PDF] [epub] [mobi]

The Mabinogion (~1100) [PDF] [epub] [mobi] 

Guingamor, Lanval, Tyolet, Bisclaveret by Marie, de France (~1100) [PDF] [epub] [mobi]

History of the Kings of Britain by Geoffrey of Monmouth (~1136) [PDF]

Vita Merlini by Geoffrey of Monmouth (~1150) [PDF]

The Romance of Tristan and Iseult (~1150) [PDF] [epub] [mobi] 

Four Arthurian Romances by Chretien DeTroyes (~1170)  [PDF] [epub] [mobi]

Cliges: A Romance by Chretien DeTroyes (1176) [PDF] [epub] [mobi]

The High History of the Holy Graal (~1200) [PDF] [epub] [mobi]

The Romance of Morien (~1250) [PDF] [epub] [mobi]

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (~1350)

  • Translated by Jessie L. Weston [PDF]
  • Translated by W. A. Neilson [PDF]

Le Morte d’Arthur by Thomas Malory (1485)

Lancelot of the Laik (~1500) [PDF] [epub] [mobi]

The Prophecy of Merlin by Anne Bannerman (1802) [PDF]

Idylls of the King by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1856) [PDF] [epub] [mobi]

The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights by Sir James Knowles (1862) [PDF] [epub] [mobi]

The Prophecy of Merlin by John Read (1870) [PDF] [epub] [mobi]

Merlin and the Merlinian Poems by John Veitch (1888) [PDF]

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain (1889) [PDF] [epub] [mobi]

The Tale of Balen by Algernon Charles Swinburne (1896) [PDF] [epub] [mobi]

Stories of King Arthur’s Knights by Mary MacGregor (~1900) [PDF] [epub] [mobi]

King Arthur and His Knights by Maude L. Radford (1903) [PDF] [epub] [mobi]

The Story of the Champions of the Round Table by Howard Pyle (1905) [PDF] [epub] [mobi]

Le Saint Graal y La Mort d’Artus by Jacques Boulenger (1923) [PDF] [epub] [mobi]

The Once and Future King by TH White (1958) [PDF] [epub] [mobi]

The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley (1983) [PDF]

Related anthologies that have Arthurian legends in them:

Song and Legend from the Middle Ages [PDF] [epub] [mobi]

Legends of the Middle Ages [PDF] [epub] [mobi]

Tales of the Enchanted Islands of the Atlantic [PDF] [epub] [mobi]

English Literature for Boys and Girls [PDF] [epub] [mobi]

[If any of the links are wrong or become broken, please let me know.]

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26 6 / 2013

transatlanticwanker:

Since moving to America I’ve found that apparently very few Americans know all this. So I spent six hours designing a fancy photoset to explain it all. Naturally.

(EDIT: I’ve made a number of corrections and removed a couple of generalisations/oversimplifications in response to a few snide comments. Hope this helps.)

26 6 / 2013

nihilnovisubsole:

themistymind:

lifeisrill:

Artist Peter Stults re-imagines movies in a different era.  Check him on Behance for more.

I really dig the Matrix poster

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