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Read Not Dead in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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Time: 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Tickets: £5


Tickets for Read Not Dead readings must be purchased separately.

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Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Tickets£15 | £12 FoSG & Students
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Run time: Approximately 3 hours

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The Great Duke of Florence

Sunday 12 November, 4.00pm

By Philip Massinger (published 1636)

Widowed and childless, Duke Cozimo has vowed to leave his dukedom to his nephew Giovanni. Giovanni has spent his childhood in the country where he has fallen in love with Lidia – the epitome of female goodness. His attempts to bring Lidia to court arouse Cozimo’s suspicions and he sends his favourite, Count Sanazarro, to give report of her. The plot’s twists and turns begin when Sanazarro instantly falls in love with Lidia, and Cozimo is not far behind…

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Why not add a Rarely Played introduction?

Enrich your understanding of the plays, the playwrights and the context of early modern drama with our popular accompanying seminars. 

Time: 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Tickets: £5

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