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Review of BARTHOLOMEW FAIR by Ben Jonson (follow link). Ben Jonson’s 1614 play was an innovative city comedy with a dizzying number of characters and events at London’s annual fair / orgy which ran for hundreds of years. Modern dress production in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Read the linked review.

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Review of The Alchemist by Ben Jonson added. RSC production 2016, directed by Polly Findlay. Surprisingly, this one didn’t work for either of us.

 

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Review added of Volpone (FOLLOW LINK HERE) at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Directed by Trevor Nunn and with Henry Goodman as Volpone. Sometimes modern dress works. This is a sublime example, set squarely in 2015. Five stars.

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Annette McLaughlin as Lady Politic Would-Be and Volpone (Henry Goodman) faking illness

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