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Love's Sacrifice

Love’s Sacrifice is a Jacobean play by John Ford, dating from around 1633, and currently playing at the Swan Theatre in Stratford.  It is one of Ford’s three surviving solo tragedies, the others being… 264 more words


"You call me misbeliever, cut-throat dog, And spit upon my Jewish gaberdine."

The Merchant of Venice, Act 1, Scene 3

William Shakespeare

Despite my deep and enduring love for Shakespeare, before The Jew of Malta at the… 714 more words


A Night in Russia - Cheek By Jowl's Measure for Measure

Yesterday I went to see Measure for Measure by Cheek By Jowl at Oxford Playhouse. It was the second time I’d seen the production, having caught the live screening from the Barbican last Wednesday. 1,426 more words


Love's Sacrifice review

Review added of John Ford’s Love’s Sacrifice by The Royal Shakespeare Company. This play has not been performed in 400 years and is produced as the “best play” from a list of late 16th / early 17th century plays which had never been performed in modern times. 9 more words


Oppenheimer (The Swan Theatre and Vaudeville Theatre, 7th March and 4th April)

 “I am lead lined. I am tungsten”.

Last time I saw Oppenheimer was the last performance in the Swan Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon. This was on the Swan’s thrust stage and when I left the theatre, the stage was covered in chalk and daffodils.

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The Jew of Malta review

Review of Christopher Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta (1589) at the RSC Swan Theatre in a fabulous all-out Royal Shakespeare Company production.


The Jew of Malta – antisemitic or a satire on antisemitism?

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