Our next play reading is on June 14th via Zoom and will be another John Fletcher – this time written with his usual collaborator, Francis Beaumont, and first produced in 1607.  The Knight of the Burning Pestle is often cited as the first example of an English parody play. It’s both a satire on theatre audiences, (and critics), and a meta-play, in that we see a company bravely trying to keep their play on course, whilst assailed by unexpected interventions from the audience.

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