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THE DEVIL ON THE STAGE

It is thanks to the rabid, theatre-bashing Puritan, William Prynne, that we know about an early performance of Christopher Marlowe’s masterpiece, Doctor Faustus. It took place in the courtyard pictured above, one of the great inn-yard theatres of London, situated … Continue reading

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WALSINGHAM HOUSE

Walsingham House is a property located at 35 Seething Lane. It commemorates a former resident of the street, better known as the address of Samuel Pepys. The building is currently undergoing a major refurbishment, accumulating storeys. Walsingham’s visage is obscured … Continue reading

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DURHAM HOUSE

My Christopher Marlowe studies have led me to Durham House, a regular and illustrious hangout for the poet in the late 1580s and early 1590s. Durham House was a medieval palace gifted to Sir Walter Raleigh by Queen Elizabeth. It … Continue reading

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THOMAS DE QUINCEY AND ANN OF OXFORD STREET

  Two of Soho’s most legendary characters have been spotted again in the vicinity. Romantic writer Thomas De Quincey and his tragic consort – a sex-worker known to posterity as ‘Ann of Oxford Street’ – are on display in a … Continue reading

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A DAVID GASGOYNE CENTENNIAL

David Gascoyne, one of England’s greatest 20th century poets, was born 100 years ago on Oct 10 1916. A David Gascoyne Centennial is a free and open forum event to mark the occasion. It is taking place at The Junction … Continue reading

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A LONDON CHAUCER PILGRIMAGE

An inaugural Chaucer walk through the 600-year-ago London of England’s most celebrated medieval poet. The route begins at Aldgate and ends at Southwark, the departure point for his own imagined Canterbury pilgrims. Learn how Chaucer survived the Black Death, the … Continue reading

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