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 www.earlymoderntheatre.co.uk - which will be updated just as soon as this site is up and running.

Contributions

Interview: Odinn Hilmarsson, Composer

Odinn Hilmarsson is a graduate of the Department of Theatre, Film and Television MA Digital Film and Television Production and works as a freelance composer. He previously collaborated with Michael Cordner on the music for A Mad World! My Masters. In this interview, he talks with project research associate Ollie Jones about the process of [read more…]

Interview: Luke de Belder (Cocledemoy) and Dan Cornwell (Mulligrub)

In this interview, project research associate Ollie Jones talks to Luke de Belder, who played Cocledemoy and who has just completed his degree in Writing, Directing and Performance at the Department of Theatre, Film and Television, and to Dan Cornwell, who played Mulligrub and has now completed his second year. [Film credit: Ollie Jones]

Interview: Katie Macintyre (Mary Faugh)

Katie Macintyre, who played Mary Faugh in The Dutch Courtesan, has just finished her second year in Writing, Directing and Performance at the Department of Theatre, Film and Television. In this interview, she talks with project research associate Ollie Jones about the preparation processes and the performances of The Dutch Courtesan: [Film credit: Ollie Jones]

Interview: Stevie Jeram (Malheureux) and Nick Armfield (Freevill)

Stevie Jeram and Nick Armfield, who played Malheureux and Freevill in The Dutch Courtesan, have just finished their second year in Writing, Directing and Performance at the Department of Theatre, Film and Television. In this interview, they talk with project research associate Ollie Jones about their preparation processes and the performances of The Dutch Courtesan: [read more…]

FILM: ‘Nay, good sweet daughter, do not swagger so’

Here we present two clips in which the actors work on Act 2 Scene 2. At the opening of this scene, Franceschina has learned of Freevill’s engagement to Beatrice and that she now faces not only the loss of her best customer, but her the man with whom she has inadvisedly fallen in love. In [read more…]

FILM: ‘What news from Babylon?’ – First rehearsals with Nick Armfield and Stevie Jeram

In this clip Nick Armfield (Freevill) and Stevie Jeram (Malheureux) have been rehearsing the end of Act 3 Scene 1 for the first time. This film shows the first pacing-out of the scene. Malheureux admits to have been asked by Franceschina to kill Freevill, and that he for a moment did consider it. Freevill accordingly [read more…]

Early rehearsals – photos

Rehearsals for June’s production are now underway. Tuesday was spent working with Freevill and Malheureux, played by Nick Armfield and Stevie Jeram, on Malheureux’s overheard soliloquy in Act 1 Scene 2, and with Malheureux and Franceschina, played by Anna Thirkettle, on Malheureux’s wooing of Franceschina in 2.2.

Booking

20-22 June, 7.30pm, Department of Theatre, Film and Television Scenic Stage Theatre, Heslington East Campus, University of York One of the greatest Jacobean comedies, John Marston’s masterpiece weaves together tales of sexual obsession, clever con-tricks, and radical freethinking into a striking plot which leads two of its characters to the foot of the gallows. It [read more…]

Festival of Ideas Events

Alongside the main production of The Dutch Courtesan we are hosting a series of events in association with the University of York Festival of Ideas. CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS (please note, the FTR #4 bus no longer operates a shuttle to Heslington East Campus. However, the #44 Unibus service stops directly outside the Department) Jacobean [read more…]

Working with Perry Mills

On Tuesday 4th June, Perry Mills joined us to work with the cast and to share his insight into The Dutch Courtesan. In 2008 Perry directed the play with Edward’s Boys, the company of boys from King Edward’s School, Stratford-upon-Avon, which works on the repertory of the early modern boys companies. Perry later shared his [read more…]