Paula Milne, the writer of a new BBC drama series about Elizabeth I, reveals why she chose to focus on the importance of the monarch's vow of chastity. In a previous life, when I was studying painting, I asked a fine art tutor how he would define a great artist. He replied: "If you can remove an artist from the history of art, and it goes on unimpeded as it were, then the artist is not in a true sense great.
Alongside the show-stopping Live Aid performances of Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, Hammer To Fall and We Are The Champions, the album features other rare live tracks spanning Queen's entire career, new versions of old favourites, and a choice selection of the band's finest studio recordings. Among them are some of Queen's biggest hits, including eleven all-time anthems that reached Number One around the world. The soundtrack, featuring all-original Queen recordings and vocals, is released on CD and digital formats from today.
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Any day that introduces a new Franz Waxman release is a great day indeed! Waxman's portrait of regal nobility comes complete with the period's obligatory pomp and circumstance, and it is all treated to the composer's customary penchant for re-invention. It's both stirring and contemplative
From her time as a young princess in her early twenties to her death inThe Virgin Queen explores both the public and private life of Queen Elizabeth I Anne-Marie Duff. Her relationship with Dudley, who would later become master of the Queen's horses, spans the four-part series and calls into question the ambiguous nature of their relations. However, when he is caught making plans for a coup, she has him executed.
My care is like my shadow Laid bare beneath the sun It follows me at all times And flies when I pursue it. I freeze and yet am always burned Since from myself again I turn I love and yet am forced to hate I seem stark mute; inside I prate. Some gentler love doth ease itself Into my heart and mind For I am soft and made of snow Love, be more cruel or so be kind.
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