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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Marlowe

If any of you splendid readers are in the London area in the next week, I'd recommend wending your way to the state apartments of Kensingon Palace, where the theatrical group Angels in the Architecture are performing a promenade version of Marlowe's Dido, Queen of Carthage. I went last night: it's generally excellent, and seeing the tale of a doomed royal's love works well amid the neo-classical corridors and rooms where Mary II, Victoria, and, more recently, queen of hearts / tedious sycophant (delete as you wish) Diana walked. For me, the super-camp Cupid, dressed in a sailor's outfit, and Venus as terrifying business exec, were great. And the bloke playing Aeneas is in EastEnders, which lends a certain Greater London frisson to the whole. But the staircases and ceilings steal the show.

Details here.

  • At 2/20/2008 11:05:00 PM, Blogger Innogen wrote…

    so jealous...

     

  • At 2/25/2008 06:55:00 PM, Blogger muse wrote…

    Seething with envy too.

     

  • At 2/25/2008 11:36:00 PM, Anonymous Wat wrote…

    Sorry to hijack the thread, but I wanted to mention that I've summarized another play for the Holzknecht Redivivus, if you're interested. You can see it at my blog.

     

  • At 2/26/2008 07:14:00 PM, Blogger Inkhorn wrote…

    Wat: No need to apologize, we're delighted for another Holzknecht. My friend Hieronimo will have to enter it into the appropriate column, but if it's OK with you, I'll go ahead and put up the post.

     


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