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ROCK HIS GYPSY SOUL: THE STORMY “CORINTHIAN”

“There’s no one more punctual than a woman one doesn’t love” ( “Kean” by Jean Paul Sartre ) From its declining fortunes Drury Lane Theatre was to be rescued, briefly, by the arrival of Edmund Kean, the most fiery and … Continue reading

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THE BEARDED LADY: Don’t Tug Too Hard On The Bard’s Beard

Ghost writing in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Why would a man whose works portray well-educated, proto-feminist women  raise his own daughter as illiterates as Shakespeare did? Amelia Bassano, on the other hand, made feminist history when she became the first English woman to … Continue reading

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