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Posts by Ollie Jones | The Dutch Courtesan

The Dutch Courtesan

About the author

Ollie is the Humanities Research Centre Postdoctoral Fellow in Theatre, Film and Television, and is Administrator for the John Marston/ Dutch Courtesan Project. His own research concentrates on touring provincial theatre and the buildings which hosted performances by visiting companies. More information can be found at his website - which will be updated just as soon as this site is up and running.


BAFTA Nominated Romeo & Juliet In Performance – University of York and Film Education

The nominations for the British Academy Children’s Awards have been announced, and Professor Michael Cordner’s interactive DVD, Romeo & Juliet In Performance, has been nominated for a BAFTA in the ‘Learning – Secondary’ category. The full list of nominees can be found here. The DVD, designed as an interactive Shakespeare resource for students studying GCSE [read more…]

Edward’s Boys

One of the few recent modern productions of The Dutch Courtesan was presented in 2008 by Edward’s Boys, the all-boys company set up by Perry Mills in 2005 with students from King Edward’s School, Stratford-upon-Avon. Edward’s Boys has established itself as one of the foremost companies working on the early modern repertory. Past productions include [read more…]

Interview: Rob del Pino

Rob del Pino is our lighting designer and production manager for The Dutch Courtesan. He joined TFTV from Hull Truck Theatre, where he was Chief Technician. In this interview he discusses his role on The Dutch Courtesan, working with Jan Bee Brown, constructing the set and trying to use at least one of every light [read more…]

FILM: Building the Set

Here is a time lapse film of the set being built:  


The programme to The Dutch Courtesan is now available:

Interview: Jan Bee Brown

Our designer, Jan Bee Brown, talks about her work for The Dutch Courtesan. You can also read our profile on Jan Bee, visit her website or follow her on twitter

How should we stage neglected plays?

On 2nd July, Michael Billington wrote an article for the Guardian asking ‘Is it OK to rewrite classic plays?‘. Billington’s article, in which he raises concerns about the perceived need to simplify early modern plays for a modern audience, has sparked a heated discussion, but offers our production of The Dutch Courtesan as an example [read more…]

Film: Jacobean Theatre Now

On Friday 21st June, leading theatre critic Michael Billington set the stage for the evening performance of The Dutch Courtesan, discussing the production of Jacobean plays on the contemporary stage in conversation with Dutch Courtesan director Michael Cordner.

Production photographs

Here are a selection of photographs from the dress rehearsal of The Dutch Courtesan     The complete set (896 photos) can be viewed here:

Interviews with cast and creatives

We’ve been catching up with some of those involved in the performances of The Dutch Courtesan to talk about the production’s development and realisation: NEW: Designer Jan Bee Brown on designing the set and costumes