Since 1995, Globe Education’s Read Not Dead series has staged 'performances with scripts' of plays written between 1576 and 1642 by Shakespeare’s contemporaries. First performed in 1607 at the Blackfriars theatre, 'The Knight of the Burning Pestle' was post-modern before the term was even invented. After tousling with the Prologue, a Citizen and his Wife climb onstage and interrupt the play. It becomes increasingly difficult to see who the real objects of ridicule are and where the boundaries of the play begin and end.
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