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Augustine's Oak (1999)

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Playwright: Peter Oswald
Directed by: Tim Carroll

Augustine’s Oak is based on the account of St. Augustine’s conversion of the pagan Anglo-Saxons in 597 AD and his attempt to bring the Welsh believers under the sway of the Roman Church.

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Antony & Cleopatra (1999)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Giles Block

In the power struggle following Julius Caesar's death, Antony, becomes the irrational betrayer of his Roman honour, deserting his wife and making war on Octavius Caesar.

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The Comedy Of Errors (1999)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Kathryn Hunter

When a stranger searching for his lost family and servants is sentenced to death, the goddess fortune plays her part, reuniting the scattered family and restoring the battered self.

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Julius Caesar (1999)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Mark Rylance

Ambition, honour, prophecy and civic responsibility versus personal loyalty are all themes in this great tragedy.

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A Mad World, My Masters (1998)

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Playwright: Thomas Middleton
Directed by: Sue Lefton

Middleton's satire of London is first and foremost a deeply moral play. All societies are in a state of transition but the one this play depicts obviously one where the status quo has been shaken.

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The Honest Whore (1998)

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Playwright: Thomas Dekker (with Thomas Middleton)
Directed by: Jack Shepherd

The Honest Whore was written in two parts and the total running time was somewhere in the region of seven hours! In this version, Mark Rylance and Jack Shepherd have conflated the plays into one.

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Venus & Adonis (1998)

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Playwright: John Blow
Directed by: Ian Caddy

Venus and Adonis has an excellent claim to be the first true English opera. But this remarkable work has had a chequered history.

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As You Like It (1998)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Lucy Bailey

As You Like It speaks eloquently of the transforming nature of theatre: the soulful characters journey from inner conflict, through engagement or retreat, to harmony and joy.

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