“A bravely honest staging of a forgotten but exciting text”

Photograph by Pete Le May, by kind permission of Globe Education

Photograph by Pete Le May, by kind permission of Globe Education

Dr Andy Kesson of the University of Roehampton has reviewed Edward’s Boys’ 2014 production of Galatea for The Stratfordian magazine.

In his review, Dr Kesson praises the cast’s handling of the challenge language of John Lyly’s text:

“The boys handled Lyly’s language – so often described as fussy and complicated by scholars – with ease and panache. This is the first time I have seen Lyly performed by actors who are not distracted by their characters’ tendency for wordplay. Professional actors, trained to treat everything as naturalistic, are often deeply embarrassed when their characters start to pun, and often seem to deal with this problem by pretending it isn’t happening. Edward’s Boys delighted in the language their characters delighted in, allowing the wordplay to lead them as they spoke. “

To read the full review, please click here.