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The Hackney Volpone: review for Everything Theatre

I reviewed The Hackney Volpone for Everything Theatre:

Volpone, the sly fox, has spent years weaving a web of deception around himself. All Venice believes he is infirm and likely to die soon without an heir.

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Rejecting Rejection

This post may be six months too late. On the other hand, as I say on my author page on Facebook, inspiration can only be followed, not forced. 1,075 more words

Pioneer Boulevard

Review: The Alchemist

As one of Ben Jonson’s most famous plays, standing alongside Volpone as one of his comic masterpieces, The Alchemist has enjoyed a wide and varied performance history since its Oxford premiere in 1610. 441 more words

L. C. Broad

Ben Jonson Quote.

“Tear forth the fathers of poor families
Out of their beds, and coffin them alive
In some kind clasping prison,
where their bones
May be forth-coming, when the… 52 more words


10 sites from Shakespearean London – 4. Shakespeare's Shoreditch theatres...

While the association between the Bard and Bankside’s Globe Theatre is well known (see our earlier post here for more), the Bard and his plays were also performed in various other theatres around London. 432 more words

William Shakespeare

Parnassian Moments 11 June: Ben Jonson

Poet: Ben Jonson

Dates: 11 June 1572 – 6 August 1637

Nationality: English

Title of Poem: A Fit of Rhyme against Rhyme

Rhyme, the rack of finest wits,

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Today's Memories

I've stopped getting blog spam. Does that mean I'm actually dead?

Do you see the difference? In state 1, on the left, the head seems disconcertingly to be floating above the collar; in state 2, a shadow has been added behind the head to help it appear to “sit” better on the collar. 61 more words