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A Professor on Stage

This last week, I was surfing the internet when I came across references to a play called Oppenheimer put on by the Royal Shakespeare Company in England. 397 more words


amovietheatregoer reblogged this on A Movie-TheatreGoer and commented:

This is a very lovely blog post on the late Rossi Lomanitz, with refer to the play "Oppenheimer".


Marina Carr’s new version of Hecuba, the Homeric tale first dramatised by Euripides, is playing at Stratford’s Swan Theatre, a powerful, stripped-back production of the story set after the bloody end of the Trojan wars. 221 more words


Hecuba - October 2015

Experience: 8/10

By Marina Carr

Directed by Erica Whyman

Venue: Swan Theatre

Date: Thursday 1st October 2015

A number of people had told us about this play beforehand: there was a lot of reported speech and it ran for one hour fifty minutes without an interval (actually one hour forty-five on the night). 1,370 more words


Volpone at the Swan Theatre, Stratford

The RSC use the Swan Theatre primarily to show the works of Shakespeare’s contemporaries, presumably to help us see Shakespeare’s work in context.  That’s a laudable aim, and one which the director of this play, Trevor Nunn, was instrumental in establishing.  615 more words


Brief Take on RSC Volpone

Kelly O’Connor

Jonson’s comedies usually come in for large doses of updating, as his topical humor requires footnotes; with its substantial rewrites, Trevor Nunn’s current RSC production of… 559 more words

Theater Reviews

The Jew of Malta

Seeing The Jew of Malta at Stratford-upon-Avon this summer provided me a couple of firsts: my first visit to The Swan Theatre and the first time I’ve seen a Christopher Marlowe play performed. 567 more words



Ben Jonson’s Volpone (Italian for “sly fox”) dates from 1606, a wry comedy about corruption and greed. It is being performed in the Swan at Stratford as part of the Venetian season: the title character is a childless Venetian nobleman who feigns illness in order to dupe his fellows; by convincing Voltore, Corbaccio, and Corvino that they have each been made his heir, he tricks them into showering him with gifts and money. 242 more words