Week One

6th July 2017

19:00hrs - 21:00hrs

Why Poggio Bracciolini left a perfectly good job at The Vatican and bought a mule. 

Extract: The Mystery Plays by Anon. (c. 1400)

Week Two

13th July 2017

19:00hrs - 21:00hrs

Is there a doctor in the house?” How Doctor Faustus summoned the devil and paid the price for knowledge.

ExtractDoctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe (c.1590)

Week Three

20th July 2017

19:00hrs - 21:00hrs

In which a French nobleman asks himself the crucial question, “Que sais-je?” (What do I know?)

ExtractHamlet by William Shakespeare (c.1599)

Week Four

27th July 2017

19:00hrs - 21:00hrs

How The Renaissance finally arrived in 16th Century Brexit Britain.

ExtractHamlet by William Shakespeare (c.1599)

Week Five

3rd August 2017

19:00hrs - 21:00hrs

“The skull beneath the skin” Murder, corruption and treachery (but blame the Italians!)

ExtractThe Duchess of Malfi by John Webster  (1612)