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Rebellion in Action: Scenes From Samuel Daniel's Philotas

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Friday 28 September, 7.00pm

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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‘With thou politic.’
Henry VI, Act II, Scene 5


Lauded company Edward’s Boys present scenes from Daniel’s controversial Philotas.


Ambition, pride and rumour abound in Daniel’s tragedy. First performed by the Children of the Queen’s Revels at the Blackfriars Theatre, the play caused offence as its hero closely resembled the Earl of Essex who had been executed for treason in 1601. Professor John Pitcher discusses the controversy with the support of the Edward’s Boys, who play out scenes that touched the political nerve. Edward’s Boys have been regarded as ‘the most sustained attempt to reimagine what we think boy companies could achieve’, and the evening is sure to raise questions and encourage debate.