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It's All a Facade

As I said in a recent post, I am leery of believing that Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee’s “new novel,” was anything she actually wanted published. 423 more words

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. 440 more words


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Review of 'The Alchemist' by Ben Jonson.

A Reading Meme

There’s a reading meme abroad – and Jack Shalom, over at Jack Shalom – Music, Memories, and Magic, nominated me to answer ten questions about… well, basically about reading habits. 1,121 more words


The Secrets of Bay XX

Four miles from Durham, hidden away within a wood, lies the gothic Ushaw College, a former Roman Catholic seminary. Within its vast library is Bay XX, featuring a collection of 3000 works by some of the greatest European novelists and playwrights. 1,123 more words

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Off to Penshurst: My Day at Philip Sidney's Family Manor

Me being me, a trip to a house of historical significance was bound to happen sometime or another. If it has a moat, battlements, suits or armour, or formal gardens, I am there in a twinkling. 869 more words


Volpone review

Review added of Volpone (FOLLOW LINK HERE) at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Directed by Trevor Nunn and with Henry Goodman as Volpone. Sometimes modern dress works. 22 more words


On this day in 1573 - Inigo Jones was born

Inigo Jones was born on 15th July 1573 in Smithfield, London to Inigo Jones, a Welsh cloth worker. Little is known about his early life. 472 more words

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