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Hoping to dispell some popular misconceptions, Robert Jones of Topping & Company – a lifelong enthusiast for the dramatic writing of this period – leads an afternoon’s exploration of the Jacobean theatrical world, sketching in its historical and literary context and looking in more detail at a few of its most remarkable plays, several of which he has experience of directing or acting in.
Early booking is recommended, as places are limited.
No preparatory reading is required, but those attending might wish to look at some of the following plays, all of which are easily available in good modern editions –
Ben Jonson – Volpone; The Alchemist
John Marston – The Malcontent
Thomas Middleton – A Mad World, My Masters; The Revenger’s Tragedy; A Chaste Maid in Cheapside; Women Beware Women