Department of English

University of Toronto

Production: Marston's The Dutch Courtesan

Event date: Sunday, March 24, 2019, from 10:57 AM to 10:57 AM

Production: Marston's The Dutch Courtesan

When and Where
Sunday, March 24, 2019 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Luella Massey Studio Theatre, 4 Glen Morris St.

Description
The urban landscape of The Dutch Courtesan presents London as a city that prides itself on being multicultural and cosmopolitan while also feeling deeply anxious about the place of ‘strangers’ within its urban landscape. The main plot deals with the treatment of a foreign sex worker whose otherness is partly established through her accent; the sub-plot follows two members of a distrusted religious minority as they are tricked and abused, presumably for the audience’s entertainment. The play’s concerns with otherness, gender, sex, religion, and foreignness are all tied to the context of the early 17th century, but are also powerfully resonant in 21st century Toronto.

Organizers: Helen Ostovich and Erin Julian in collaboration with Linda Phillips from CDTPS and David Klausner and Noam Lior from Poculi Ludique Societas.

Reserve/purchase tickets for main run shows (21-24 March). Tickets may also be available at the door (cash only). Latecomers cannot be seated.


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