November 18, 2017

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By Tim Rayborn

Shakespeare’s Ear offers darkish and occasionally humorous items of truth and folklore that bedevil the commonly unknown heritage of theater. All demeanour of skullduggery, from revenge to homicide, from affairs to persecution, proves that the drama off-stage was once simply as excessive as any portrayed on it. The tales comprise these of:

  • An historical Greek author of tragedies who dies whilst an eagle drops a tortoise on his head.
  • A sixteenth-century English playwright who lives a double lifestyles as a undercover agent and perishes horribly, stabbed above the eye.
  • A small Parisian theater the place grisly horrors spread on degree.
  • The gold earring that Shakespeare wears within the Chandos portrait, and its connections to bohemians and pirates of the time.

    Journey again to determine theatrical shenanigans from the traditional close to East, discover the violent performs of historic Greece and Rome, enjoy the Elizabethan and Jacobean golden age of blood-thirsty drama, appreciate the zany and subversive antics of the Commedia dell’arte, and tremble at ghostly incursions into playhouses. the following you'll find many high quality examples of playwrights, actors, and audiences alike being terrible to one another over the centuries.
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