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29th August 1924. Courts of Dusty Feet.

Are you going to Scarborough Fayre? (traditional song).

If so in days of yore, the saying: ‘A buyer needes (sic) a 100 eyes: the seller not one’, would have been deemed appropriate.(1) 580 more words


Someone in a Tree, History's Audience

This week our Artistic Director considers the role of those who view and recall or record events in history – an audience of sorts.

In the musical Pacific Overtures (which, I think, is a brilliant piece of theatre about history, though it is not performed often), there’s a song called ‘Someone in a Tree’. 817 more words


News on 'The Devil is an Ass'

We are pleased to announce that Ben Jonson’s The Devil is an Ass will be performed as an abridged single act rehearsed reading to accompany Brean Hammond’s… 30 more words


Sunday Sustenance (Poetry For The Soul), #18, 2016

Inviting a Friend to Supper

To night, grave sir, both my poore house, and I

     Doe equally desire your companie:

Not that we thinke us worthy such a ghest,

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Falling in Love with a Play

Now we have announced that the piece of new writing to be featured in our A Journey with Jonson project is Brean Hammond’s Ben and Steenie… 1,247 more words


Sex & the fairy

Arthur Rackham, illustration from Milton’s ‘Comus’

As I suggested in the previous post, sex and sexuality are strong elements in (adult) fairylore.  Maureen Duffy, in her extensive and detailed study of fairies in literature,  654 more words


Jonson in York

This week in 1618 Ben Jonson visited the city of York, where today HIDden Theatre is based, so our Artistic Director shares her reflections on this. 645 more words