Category Archives: Early Modern Drama

Trump, Shakespeare, and Missing the Point

With the rise of dystopian fiction sales – most notably Orwell’s Nineteen-Eighty-Four and Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale but also Lewis’ It Can’t Happen Here – an increase in popularity largely attributed to its alarming relevance to contemporary western, especially American, … Continue reading

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I need you!

Have you been involved in productions of Two Noble Kinsmen, Pericles, or King John? Or have you got plans to be involved in productions of any of these plays in the next year or so? (Involvement either as actor, director, adapter, … Continue reading

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Webster: It’s not all bloody tragedy you know!

I’ll admit it’s been a while since I’ve had chance to write a post, research tends to take over sometimes. But in the meantime I’ve been working my way through another Early Modern playwright’s canon: John Webster. Best known for … Continue reading

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Just Kydding Around

Recently I decided I ought to delve deeper into the realm of early modern theatre and read some more plays. While Shakespeare isn’t exempt, my main focus is other playwrights. Lyly has been checked off the list, and so I … Continue reading

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Complete-Lyly

There are so many Early Modern plays, mostly not by Shakespeare, and many playwrights I’ve yet to read so over the next few weeks, I’m hoping to make a concerted effort to read more early modern drama. Not because I … Continue reading

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