Poets were ever thought unfit for state

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Following my daughter’s chiding in her last post I rush to put pen to paper about Sir Thomas More; the more so since it is particularly apposite to recent political events.

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It was builded far from accident

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Remember me talking to you about Shakespeare’s early theatres, including the Curtain? Remember this building with this plaque on the wall?

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Well, right at the moment both building and plaque have been replaced by a (thanks to London’s inexorable rise upwards as it builds on itself) deep hole, and what is at the bottom of that hole (apart from pipes, concrete and the surprisingly high water table) is archaeology.

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Shakespeare Untold

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Wilton’s Music Hall

 

This is a Shakespeare’s Globe-backed production which tells two Shakespearean tales from the point of view of characters behind the scenes. So we get to meet the Capulets’ party planner, and Titus Andronicus’s pie-maker. Oh – and this is a family friendly production, and no I don’t know why they chose those two plays…

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