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Believe As You List

(first performed 1631, published 1849)
by Philip Massinger

  • 2018/Event/ReadNotDeadV2

Sunday 15 July, 4.00pm

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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A heroic ruler returns to his kingdom to claim his rightful throne. England’s 1630 peace deal with Spain made a drama about Iberian events too sensitive; royal censors demanded that the play was reframed set in the distant world of ancient Rome.


The Read Not Dead ground rules are simple. Actors rehearse the play on a Sunday morning and present it, script in hand, to an audience later that afternoon.

The performances are instinctive, adrenaline driven and inventive. Actors and audiences alike share in the excitement of reviving these forgotten plays that definitely deserve to be Read Not Dead.

Rarely played

Learn about Believe As You List with our inspiring and engaging two-hour seminar introduction prior to the Read Not Dead performance.

All Rarely Played seminars: £5.

Rarely Played introductions are from 1.00pm to 3.00pm.