The Dutch Courtesan

Edward’s Boys

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    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 Dido, Queen of Carthage, Westward Ho!, Antonio’s Revenge, A Chaste Maid in Cheapside and A Mad World My Masters. (More past production can be found at

    Extracts of the company’s production of The Dutch Courtesan can be watched below, along with a discussion between Perry Mills and Carol Rutter from the University of Warwick on the research into Boys’ Companies that helped inform the production (videos with thanks to Perry Mills and the University of Warwick):

    Edward’s Boys, The Dutch Courtesan

    Perry Mills and Carol Rutter, The Boy Players