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Tag Archives: Elizabethan theatre

Review: Shakespeare in London by Hannah Crawforth, Sarah Dustagheer and Jennifer Young – Mathew Lyons

This review first appeared in the August 2015 issue of History Today. The world might be forgiven for rolling its eyes at the prospect of another book on Shakespeare. Does … Continue reading

01/11/2017 · 1 Comment

Edward Alleyn | London Historians’ Blog

We cannot allow Shakespeare 400 completely to overshadow the anniversary of another giant of Elizabethan theatre. Edward Alleyn (1566 – 1626) was born 450 years go this day in Bishopsgate to … Continue reading

09/01/2016 · Leave a comment

At The Curtain Theatre | Spitalfields Life

When the Chorus addresses the audience from the stage at the opening of Shakespeare’s Henry V, he refers to ‘this wooden O’ – a phrase that is commonly understood as … Continue reading

06/14/2016 · Leave a comment

The Massacre At Paris: Kit Marlowe, the Rose Playhouse and me

Originally posted on Mathew Lyons:
As some friends may know, I spent last week acting in the final six performances of The Dolphin’s Back production of Christopher Marlowe’s The Massacre…

11/05/2014 · Leave a comment