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The Revenger’s Tragedy (Cheek by Jowl/Piccolo) @ The Barbican Theatre

In producing a play that turns repeatedly on deceitful appearances, both in the spectacles of power and in staged tricks played on the unsuspecting, Cheek by Jowl’s Revenger’s Tragedy turned theatre itself into the grand metaphor. At the production’s...
From: The Bardathon on 6 Mar 2020

Workshop Theatre of John Marston's 'Antonio's Revenge'

The Playhouse Lab, the Oxford Marston, and The Malone SocietypresentJohn Marston’s Antonio’s Revengea one-day conferenceWorkshop Theatre, University of Leeds – Saturday, 7 July 2018This one-day conference will focus on Marston’s...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 7 Jul 2018

Revenge and Forgiveness/War and Peace

By Bob White, The University of Western Australia Title page of 1615 edition of The Spanish Tragedy, by Thomas Kyd. Courtesy of the British Library.At first glance the Elizabethan penchant for revenge tragedy (a term coined by modern critics) or ‘tragedy...
From: Histories of Emotion on 25 Apr 2018

Printed Paper Found In Blackbeard's Cannon. 1718 ad.

Image: Department of Natural and Cultural Resources."The researchers found 16 tiny fragments of paper in a mass of wet sludge crammed inside the chamber of a breech-loading cannon (how it got there is anyone's guess)". I very much doubt that this writer...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 6 Jan 2018

Acid Attacks in Nineteenth-Century Britain

By Cassie Watson; posted 13 September 2017. The recent spate of acid attacks in London has led to renewed political and media attention on an especially horrific form of assault designed to maim and humiliate by damaging or even destroying the victim’s...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 13 Sep 2017

The Revenger’s Tragedy @ Nottingham Playhouse

NB This review is based on a preview performance. The most striking image of Fiona Buffini’s new production of The Revenger’s Tragedy was that of the opening, with a narrow shaft of light from on high illuminating a skull sat on a chair. Then,...
From: The Bardathon on 2 Nov 2016

Exeunt with bodies: Titus Andronicus

The late afternoon sun washed the Italian cypresses and eucalyptus trees in gold. A light wind made a lazy melody in the chimes. From a neighboring yard somewhere over the rolling, low-desert hills, a horse occasionally neighed. Except for the dogs, twitching...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 29 Apr 2016

Shakespeare Project of Chicago: The Revenger’s TragedyFor more...

Shakespeare Project of Chicago: The Revenger’s Tragedy For more information:
From: Early Modern Workshop on 20 Apr 2015

Revenge Is In The Air: Moral Tragedies Welcome Spring to Illinois

Maybe it’s the lousy weather. Maybe it’s the news. Whatever the case, this spring there has been a great deal of revenge drama on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. The all-student run troupe, the What You Will Shakespeare…...
From: Bite Thumbnails on 31 Mar 2015

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

Downton Abbey 4:5: Mr Bates no Hamlet

Bates emerging from the cottage where he now lives alone: second shot Bates walking the walk, last shot, having just said ‘Nothing is over and done with, Mrs Hughes … Be aware nothing is over. Nothing is done with.” Mrs Hughes: ‘Why...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 31 Jan 2014

London Coffee Houses: Guest - Gina Black

<!--[if gte vml 1]> <![endif]--><!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]--> This week we are delighted to welcome GINA BLACK as a guest blogger on Hoydens and Firebrands. Gina has always been...
From: Hoydens and Firebrands on 9 Sep 2013


I am currently reading THE KING'S REVENGE by Don Jordan and Michael Walsh. This book follows the fate  of the 59 regicides (the men who signed the death warrant of Charles I), following the restoration of the monarchy. The death warrant of Charles...
From: Hoydens & Firebrands on 14 Jan 2013

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