More Light (Wilson)

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DOI: 10.5040/9781472515759.00000022
Acts: 2. Roles: Male (5) , Female (2) , Neutral (0)

An outrageous mix of history, mythology, Christian doctrine and Shakespearean comedy, More Light is Snoo Wilson’s surrealist foray into the tradition of Elizabethan drama. Giordano Bruno, Renaissance mathematician and astrologist, has been burnt at the stake for heresy against the Catholic Church but his ghost is haunting the dreams of the Pope. In British heaven, Bruno is protected under the jurisdiction of Queen Elizabeth I who reigns supreme, meets a now female Shakespeare who is in the midst of rewriting Love’s Labour’s Lost, and is seduced by a barmaid who just happens to be the daughter of the God of Wine. Can Bruno ever escape the clutches of the Pope trying to burn him alive again and find love in the arms of England’s Virgin Queen?

The Evening Standard praised More Light as ‘a dazzling, theatrical puzzle that amuses by the profligacy of its ideas and the irreverence of its theories’.

From Wilson Plays: 1

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Snoo Wilson

ISBN: 9780413741806

Series: Contemporary Dramatists

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