Review: Wit and Science

In 1913, DH Lawrence writes, in a poem familiar to English teachers across the land, ‘When will the bell ring, and end this weariness?’ It’s a familiar refrain for any teacher covering a lesson on a Friday afternoon. Lawrence begins his poem with no description or preamble, only this pitiful rhetorical plea. The next line, however, introduces a delightfully appropriate hunting metaphor:   How long have they tugged the leash, and strained apart, My pack of unruly hounds: I cannot start Them again on a quarry of knowledge they hate to hunt, I can haul them and urge them no
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Now Available: the Podcast of ‘The One That Got Away’

Now Available: the Podcast of ‘The One That Got Away’ Find the podcast of the Edward’s Boys’ production of ‘The One That Got Away’  AKA ‘The Almost Silent Woman’, below. Click here to listen on Youtube. Click here to listen on Soundcloud. Many thanks to everyone who was involved in the making of the podcast.  
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The One That Got Away

The One That Got Away Plague-Time = Less Play Time + More Playtime Edward’s Boys’ 2020 production The Silent Woman by Ben Jonson Planned Performance Schedule 7.00pm Friday 20th March – Levi Fox Hall, King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon 7.00pm Saturday 21st March – Levi Fox Hall, King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon 7.00pm Monday 23rd March – Durham Cathedral, Durham 2.00pm Tuesday 24th March – King’s Hall, University of Newcastle (Workshop performance) 7.00pm Wednesday 25th March – Riddle’s Court, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh 7.00pm Thursday 26th March – Workshop Theatre, University of Leeds 6.30pm Sunday 19th April – Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s
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An Interview with Perry Mills

An Interview with Perry Mills   Catch Edward’s Boys director Perry Mills appearing on ‘A Bit Lit’ with Dr Andy Kesson (University of Roehampton) discussing how he stages early modern drama. Perry talks about the plays he has staged, starting with some of the company’s earliest work, and highlights some of the challenges and opportunities which working with an all-boy company on this repertoire brings.  It’s a fascinating insight into how this unique project has engaged with modern audiences and, of course, modern academic scholarship.   There is more about Edward’s Boys on Bit Lit later in the week. On Wednesday 29th
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Podcast

Coming soon. The evening before schools “closed” the  company made an audio recording of a few extracts and a discussion about the play, Jonson and how it felt cancelling the production. That material is being cut together for a podcast, entitled: The One That Got Away, Or The Almost Silent Woman                The podcast will be available in the near future. What might have been…  
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Programmes

The programme had already been sent for printing when the show was cancelled. In addition to information about the production it features articles by Clare McManus, Lucy Munro, Tom Harrison, James Loxley and Martin Butler. If you wish to reserve a ‘souvenir’ programme please email Perry Mills on pem@kes.net indicating clearly who you are and how many programmes you want reserved at the remarkably good price of £1.50 each.    
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Donations

Extraordinary Generosity! Thank you so very much to all of you who have donated to the JustGiving fund set up by Dr Jose Perez Diez. It has raised over £1000! All this money will be put towards costs already incurred by our production of The Silent Woman. Thank you from all of Edward’s Boys!  
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DVD orders- delays possible

During this difficult time, please be aware that there may be a delay in posting out orders. Orders received will be prepared ready to post when possible. All orders received will be emailed to confirm their request and when expected to be sent.   Thank you for your understanding,   Edward’s Boys  
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Edward’s Boys update: The (Very) Silent Woman

Edward’s Boys THANK YOU so much for two things (amongst many others): 1. For the many kind and supportive comments we have received as a result of the cancellation of The Silent Woman. It means a great deal. 2. For the extraordinary generosity of those of you who have made financial donations to the JustGiving website set up by our remarkable friend Dr Jose Perez Diez (Leeds) It is perhaps slightly disappointing to note that some of you are happier to pay ‘ready money’ to ensure that we don’t perform than when we do. However, as another friend has pointed out, perhaps
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