The Marlowe Society

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16 February 2016

London Marlowe Day & AGM

Details and booking details for London Marlowe Day 2016

The Marlowe Society is pleased to announce that this year's London Marlowe Day will take place on Saturday 27 February at The King & Queen function room in Central London. The event will again incorporate the Society's Annual General Meeting, which has traditionally been held on the weekend closest to 26th February, the recorded date of Marlowe's baptism. This year marks the 452nd anniversary of that event.

The King & Queen,
1 Foley Street
London W1W 6DL.
tel. 020 7636 5619
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The theme for London Marlowe Day this year is Marlowe in Performance. We are very pleased that Dr. Sarah Dustagheer, Lecturer in Early Modern Literature at the University of Kent, will give us a talk entitled 'Dido Queen of Carthage and the Traditions of Indoor Performance'. A former Globe Education Lecturer, Dr Dustagheer has written a number of books on Early Modern Theatre, most recently as co-author of the highly acclaimed Shakespeare in London (2015). Amongst other Marlowe-related activities, she also contributed to the Marlowe Symposium held in London in December 2014.

After lunch, Charlie Dupré, who impressed us in Canterbury last year, and Steph Robinson will disuss their Faustus film project. This is followed by an exlusive London debut (!) of part of Ros Barber's new one-man play The Marlowe Papers, based on her critically acclaimed verse novel. The play opens in Brighton on Tuesday 26 January, and actor Jamie Martin will perform one half of the play for us and join Ros in a subsequent Q&A session.

There is no charge for the AGM itself, but tickets for the lectures and afternoon performance can be purchased by both members and non-members at the price of £15 and £18 respectively, whilst tickets for students cost £10 each. Payment can be made by sending a cheque to the Treasurer, Charles Cox (by Tuesday 23 February latest), via internet bank transfer (details), or via PayPal using the relevant "Buy Now" button on our Society Events page. Please also send an accompanying e-mail note to the Treasurer detailing the latter types of payments.

This year we are holding the event at a venue new to us in Central London, The King & Queen pub on the corner of Foley Street and Cleveland Street in the heart of the West End. The pub is most famous for being the venue of Bob Dylan's first ever performance outside the US (and still hosts a regular Folk Club), but more importantly continues to get good reviews for its friendly service, food and well-kept beer. We have hired the large upstairs Function Room for the day.

London Marlowe Day incorporating the Marlowe Society AGM:
Saturday 27th February 2016

Programme

  • 10:00 onwards - Assemble
  • Gather for coffee at The King & Queen, and for the sale of raffle tickets.
  • 10:30 - Marlowe Society AGM
  • 11:30 - "Marlowe in Performance: Dido Queen of Carthage and the Traditions of Indoor Performance"
  • A talk by Dr. Sarah Dustagheer, Lecturer in Early Modern Literature at the University of Kent, who contributed to the Marlowe Symposium held in London in December 2014.
  • 12:30 - Lunch
  • Not included in ticket price. See King & Queen Food Menu.
  • 14:00 - "Faustus - a Film"
  • Charlie Dupré and Steph Robinson disuss their Faustus film project.
  • 14:45 - "The Marlowe Papers"
  • An exclusive performance of one half of Ros Barber's new one-man play The Marlowe Papers starring Jamie Martin, based on her critically acclaimed verse novel and which opens in Brighton on 26 January 2016. Q&A to follow.
  • 16:00 - Raffle to be drawn.
  • 16:30 - Proceedings close.
 
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