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12th April, 2013

The Broken Heart

Event Details

12th April, 2013
Fri 12, Sat 13, Mon 15, Tue 16 and Wed 17 at 7.30pm; Sat 13 at 2.30pm
End Date:
17th April, 2013
Webber Douglas Studio, Central School of Speech & Drama
£10 (£5 concessions)

by John Ford

Directors Ben Naylor and Jenny Ogilvie
Designers Wong Yatkwan and Nadège Adlam

Performed by MA Acting Classical students

Take heed thou hast not, under our integrity,
Shrouded unlawful plots; our mortal eyes
Pierce not the secrets of your heart, the gods
Are only privy to them.

Can even we know our own inmost thoughts? In John Ford’s baroque psychological drama, a masterpiece of the Renaissance stage, the Spartan court is corrupted by jealousy, broken faith, ambition and misconceived notions of honour.

In subjecting his characters to intense passions, Ford examines with an obsessive eye the effects of Fate and the pressure of the subconscious – if indeed Fate and the subconscious are not one and the same…

For more information please visit the Central School of Speech & Drama website.

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