Reblog: Introducing… Arden of Faversham

The Complaint and Lamentation of Mistress Arden of Faversham (1633; ballad)
The Complaint and Lamentation of Mistress Arden of Faversham (1633; STC 732)

On one hand, we have its didactic appeal in chastising unfaithful wives, cautioning unwary husbands, and promising swift justice against wrongdoers; on the other, we have a cast of delightfully unsavory characters whose bumbling failures make us laugh right up until the moment they kill the comedy and the cuckold with a few sharp blows.

I’ve joined the fine ladies in charge of Brave Spirits Theatre as dramaturg on their upcoming production of Arden of Faversham. This means writing some blog posts… including the one excerpted above, and found in full here.

Arden of Faversham, directed by Dan Crane. April 2-18, 2015 at ATLAS Performing Arts Center. Buy Tickets Here

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