Christopher Marlowe’s controversial career was abruptly curtailed when he was stabbed to death at the age of 29. His reputation as the greatest of the pre-Shakespearean dramatists rests on just seven plays written in the late 1580s and early 1590s. 52 more words
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The Shoemaker’s Holiday by Thomas Dekker is currently being revived at the Swan Theatre in Stratford upon Avon. Directed by Philip Breen, the RSC production is thankfully in contemporary dress (there have been rather too many modern-dress productions in the Swan that didn’t quite work) and is a solid afternoon’s entertainment. 196 more words
I hadn’t thought about Webster’s bloody renaissance revenge drama (quite a list!) The White Devil since I finished my tutorial on Revenge Tragedy at university. I decided I hated all the Revenge plays, because they clearly didn’t have the mastery of Shakespeare and were interested only in creating a major blood bath. 287 more words
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The Monday Night Club is going to the Pantomime!
On Monday 29th December 2014 at 6pm.
We will meet inside the foyer of The Swan Theatre at 5.30pm. 163 more words