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The Revenger’s Tragedy (Lazarus Theatre Company) @ The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre

At ninety minutes long, Lazarus Theatre’s take on Middleton’s seminal revenge tragedy still felt leaden and ponderous, a dull take on a sparkling play. While the production was full of ideas and some striking performances, the eclectic cutting...
From: The Bardathon on 23 Mar 2015

Shakespeare and the Greeks

Helen McCrory as Medea, National Theatre 2014 Every few years the tragedies of ancient Greece seem to come back into fashion, and just now, in 2015, several theatres are staging revivals or adaptations of these powerful ancient plays. On 24 March the...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 23 Mar 2015

John Donne's Uncle, Jesuit Jasper Heywood

Father Jasper Heywood died on January 9, 1598; he was a Jesuit missionary priest who had attended Oxford University and had been a fellow at both Merton College and All Souls College but had to leave during Elizabeth I's reign because he was Catholic....

Review: Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, dir. Maria Aberg at Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, 27 March-3 May 2014.

The program accompanying Maria Aberg’s production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing sets the intellectual mood for the performance. Its main body consists of three articles. The first article ‘Stranger in the House’ by Julie...
From: Hobbinol's Blog on 8 May 2014

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 45

Stella oft sees the very face of woe Painted in my beclouded stormy face, But cannot skill to pity my disgrace, Not though thereof the cause herself she know; Yet hearing late a fable, which did show Of lovers never known a grievous case, Pity thereof...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 22 Mar 2014

Coriolanus, Donmar Warehouse

You want symbolism? As the stage lights go up at the Donmar’s production of Coriolanus we see a ladder extending right up to the flies and a wall graffiti’d with political protests. It’s a concise piece of staging; the ladder is the representation...
From: Parthenissa on 31 Dec 2013

Tales from the Reading Room – Episode 40

Voltaire, Garrick and Shakespeare, September 6-9th and a man in a blue suit decorated with frogs….! Another week of connections and finding items in the collections with unexpected links! Readers frequently want discuss current productions with...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 7 Sep 2013

Shakespeare and The Spanish Tragedy: A Challenge for Theatre History

A few weeks ago, Shakespeare made headlines once again. Or rather, Douglas Bruster did — thanks to, of all things, a Notes & Queries essay. Bruster’s piece argued that orthographic parallels between the Hand D sheets in the Book of Sir...
From: dispositio on 31 Aug 2013

The Bard of Burford?

Elizabeth Cary 2013 marks the 400th anniversary of the publication of Elizabeth Tanfield Cary’s play The Tragedy of Mariam, Fair Queen of Jewry, the first original play in English written by a woman.  But it is really hard to appreciate in 2013 just...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 4 Jun 2013

A Yorkshire Tragedy (Shakespeare Institute Players) @ The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon

Sixty years ago the postgraduate students of the Shakespeare Institute of Stratford-upon-Avon launched its new dramatic society with a production of the apocryphal A Yorkshire Tragedy, attributed on its first publication to Shakespeare. Sixty years later,...
From: The Bardathon on 4 May 2013

Shakespeare among the Courtesans

Since Eric Partridge’s 1968 book Shakespeare’s Bawdy the subject of sex in Shakespeare has been commonplace. With titles including words like “desire”, “eroticism”, and “sexuality” the reader knows what...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 3 Dec 2012

Ballads or stern and bloody banquets

An interesting woodcut came to my attention this week as I was reading through handfuls (or screenfuls) of broadside ballads.  It was typically crude, very violent, and strangely unfit for the subject matter.  Indeed, the illustration accompanies a...
From: Tympan and Frisket on 12 Oct 2012

The Daylight Gate: Jacobean Japes and Hammer Horror

Those Witches the fat Iaylor brought to Towne, An Argument so thin, persons so low Can neither yeeld much matter, nor great show. Despite Thomas Heywood’s and Richard Brome’s claim that their subject matter is not fit for ‘great show’, The...
From: Tympan and Frisket on 17 Aug 2012

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