Globe 2020: “This wooden O”

I really enjoyed the last summer season overall (despite now being almost completely sworn off returning to the groundling life – people are just too rude & inconsiderate for me to countenance it as a viable option), and the 2019/20 winter season has just gone above and beyond so far. The Wars of the Roses […]

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Venus and Adonis

To mark 2,000 years since Ovid’s death (a classical poet particularly favoured by William Shakespeare), the RSC is currently running a ‘Rome’ season – as part of this, Gregory Doran’s puppet version of Venus and Adonis has been revived for a short run in the Swan Theatre. The narrative poem, dedicated to the Earl of Southampton, […]

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FORUM: Venus & Adonis

Scena Mundi Theatre Company‘s first new venture for the year (as part of their SEASON 2017) is their inaugural FORUM event – this one focused on the story of Venus & Adonis. Several poems have been written about it, most famously Ovid (in his Metamorphoses) and Shakespeare. It was the latter’s narrative poem that formed the […]

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