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Or, -- Hedgerow Theatre

Aphra Behn should be lauded among women, especially among woman playwrights. She wrote for the theater in an era when such work was the exclusive province of men. 2,300 more words

Theater Reviews

Review: The Restoration Of Nell Gwyn @ Park Theatre

This review was originally written for A Younger Theatre

When Charles II, lying on his deathbed, uttered the words “let not poor Nellie starve”, he can hardly have imagined that his beloved mistress would be so in vogue 331 years later. 543 more words



“They’ve disgraced our trade. Ruined our art. They’ve put a woman on the stage.”

At first glance, James Bond and Restoration Comedy might not seem to be natural bed-fellows. 446 more words

Theatre Buzz

'Nell Gwyn: A Biography' now published by Thistle

A new edition of ‘Nell Gwyn: A Biography’ by our co-founder and director Charles Beauclerk is now available to order as a printed book and e-book through Thistle Publishing. 347 more words

The Shakespeare Academy

Margaret Evans Porter on Writing Historical Fiction

After exchanging emails and Facebook messages with Margaret Porter for a few years, I feel I know her, so I am delighted that she agreed to be on A Writer of History today talking about historical fiction. 1,613 more words

Historical Fiction

The Bachelor Prince and the Showgirl - A Jacobean Romance

Nothing is new in this world. The story of the attraction between actresses and royalty has been repeated down the ages: Lillie Langtry and the future Edward VII, Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier, and so on. 1,723 more words

Margaret Hughes