AFTER 25 years at the helm of Northern Broadsides
, the wellknown Yorkshire actor Barrie Rutter is stepping down.
Plenty of water, and plenty of Shakespeare, has passed under the bridge since then, and now the 68-yearold is donning a crown again, this time as King Lear in a new production from Northern Broadsides
We have long moved beyond the binary opposition of the primacy of the printed broadside
ballad over oral transmission, or vice versa (though that doesn't prevent two authors in the present volume from referencing Child's dismissal of broadsides
as 'veritable dung-hills'), and this collection reveals the complexity of the relations that exist between them.
The Northern Broadsides
Company invited Alan Plater to pay homage to the playwright.
Now Northern Broadsides
are returning to Liverpool with The Grand Gesture, a pitch-black comedy about a man living on the edge.
The immediate impetus for Ballads and Broadsides
in Britain 1500-1800 was 'Straws in the Wind', a two-day conference held in Santa Barbara in 2006, which in turn celebrated the wonderful English Broadside
Ballad Archive (EBBA), which already offers all the Pepys Ballads online in highly accessible formats and is busy adding sheets from the Roxburghe collection.
But this is how the Northern Broadsides
group is presenting Oedipus at the Liverpool Everyman this week.
THE award-winning Calderdale-based theatre company Northern Broadsides
has just announced an all-star cast list of new patrons.
This being Northern Broadsides
, it's all in the telling of the tale.
The seventeenth-century woodcuts she has chosen as illustrations are essential to recreating the look of broadsides
in this book, and they also offer some recompense to the home reader for the lack of an assembled crowd of serving maids, soldiers, thieves, and citizens.
, founded in 1992 and based in the Viaduct Theatre, Dean Clough, Halifax, enjoys a huge reputation for quality productions delivered with a Northern twist.
While their recent production of Medea was so-so, here Northern Broadsides
bounces back with theatrical gusto.