The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is a candlelit indoor theatre with a thrust stage which forms part of Shakespeare's Globe in London. It is designed to replicate the indoor playhouses of the 17th century. The first production performed at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi, took place on 15 January 2014.
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- Photograph of the interior of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe, London
- 15 January 2014
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- Donald Cooper [photographer]
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- Article by:
- Eric Rasmussen, Ian DeJong
- Shakespeare’s life and world, Deception, drama and misunderstanding
From the open-air Globe to the candlelit Blackfriars, Professor Eric Rasmussen and Ian DeJong explore early modern playhouses.
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- Michael Billington
- Gender, sexuality, courtship and marriage, Tragedies, Renaissance writers, Power, politics and religion
Michael Billington explores the source material for The Duchess of Malfi and the play's reception over the last 200 years, and argues that Webster uses the tragedy to offer a vision of human existence as chaotic and unstable.
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