John Marston's 'Antonio's Revenge'

We are hosting a one-day conference in collaboration with the Malone Society around John Marston’s tragedy Antonio’s Revenge. A script-in-hand performance of the play will be followed by discussion.

The Oxford Marston project and The Playhouse Lab in the School are co-hosting a one-day conference in collaboration with the Malone Society around John Marston’s tragedy Antonio’s Revenge. We will be offering a script-in-hand performance of the play in Studio 1 of the Workshop Theatre on Saturday 7th July at 10:30am followed by lunch and an afternoon of papers and discussion of the play and its theatrical and historical contexts. The cast includes many members of the School—Catherine Batt, Martin Butler, Fiona Douglas, David Fairer, Brett Greatley-Hirsch, Jane Rickard— as well as colleagues from other schools and institutions, and some of our PGR and UG students. We have a really exciting line-up of speakers. Written around 1600, the play is Marston’s riveting response to the Hamlet myth—a poisoned father coming from the dead to bid his son revenge his murder—and it is a fast-paced, intense, gory, exciting piece of drama.  

You can find the programme and details of registration on our website: http://johnmarston.leeds.ac.uk/events/ .

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