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Vogue Revisits Brideshead

Hamish Bowles, European editor for the American edition of Vogue, recently revisited Castle Howard and wrote about it in an article appearing in the current issue of the magazine. He describes his early visit as a child with his father … Continue reading

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Brideshead Revisted Yet Again

Actor Jeremy Irons, who famously played Charles Ryder in the 1981 Granada TV production of Brideshead Revisited, recently made another visit to its setting. He was artist in residence at the Ryedale Festival in which he appeared in “A Meeting … Continue reading

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BBC Video Credits Waugh with Country House Revival

The BBC has posted a 3.25 minute video about the revival of interest in the English country house. Here’s a link (don’t be alarmed if it opens with an ad). Narrated by art historian Alistair Sooke, it begins with recognition of … Continue reading

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Brideshead in “Yorkshirewood”

The Yorkshire Post in a recent article recounts the large number of films and TV series that have been set or filmed in Yorkshire, giving much of the credit for this to an agency called Screen Yorkshire. The most recent … Continue reading

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Brideshead Castle vs. Downton Abbey

Today’s Op-Ed pages in the New York Times carry a story (“The Stately Gift Shops of England”) about the English country house. This is by novelist Charles Lambert who credits this institution’s survival to the heritage industry and its primary advocate, the … Continue reading

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Battle at “Brideshead”

The Sunday Telegraph and Mail on Sunday both carry reports of a sibling battle at Castle Howard over the running and occupancy of the estate. The North Yorkshire estate was the setting for both film adaptations of Waugh’s novel Brideshead Revisited. Waugh himself had … Continue reading

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