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In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Laura KresslyLeave a Comment

Shakespeare productions in churches are similar to those at the Globe: the ornateness of the environment is a set in itself that gives the show grandeur and importance. Scena Mundi’s Twelfth Night attempts to emphasise these aspects by drawing on the fashion world, Elizabethan beauty and pageantry with rich costumes and self-indulgence, performed in a small Soho church.

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EDWARD II – St Bartholomew the Great

In London theatre, Plays, Reviews by Caroline Hanks-FarmerLeave a Comment

Now I’m no republican, but the problem with a hereditary monarchy is that you never really know who you will get ruling you. They could be good or evil, sensible or mad, a statesman/woman or just a state, it’s all a bit of a lottery. This then is the central theme to Christopher Marlowe’s play “Edward II” or to give it its full title “The Troublesome Reign and Lamentable Death of Edward the Second, King of England, with the Tragical Fall of Proud Mortimer.”