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Posts tagged: spoken theatre

From nothing, whole worlds – Circa Theatre’s 40th Birthday production of King Lear

By , 14/05/2016

Shakespeare got his "King Lear" story from an early chronicler, Holinshed, (who had in turn got it from an earlier source). As well as this there had been an anonymous stage adaptation of the story "doing the rounds" and performed in London about ten years before Shakespeare's play appeared. Both of these told the story of the semi-legendary Leir of Britain and his three daughters Gonorilla/Gonerill, Regan/Ragan and... read more

A Child’s Christmas a world and time away at Circa Theatre

By , 01/12/2015

I thought I knew Dylan Thomas's enchanting youthful evocation "A Child's Christmas in Wales" pretty well, in the wake of numerous encounters with the work over the years. As each Christmas approached I would read the work to the class of children that were in my charge as a teacher,  a kind of ritual that extended over more years than I care to remember. And every now... read more

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