DOI: 10.5040/9780571335381.00000004
Acts: 2. Scenes: 18. Roles: Male (49) , Female (8) , Neutral (0)

This is noisily Protestant England - the England of William and Mary's Glorious Revolution at the end of a century of civil strife. This is London in the 1690s, the monster city tamed into awe by our only Orpheus: Henry Purcell.

Monarchs, princes, prostitutes, wigmakers, composers, tapsters, musicians, transvestites and watermen jostle for attention in the teeming, unruly world of late seventeenth-century London, where enthralling stories both real and imagined merge and intersect.

Gabriel premiered at Shakespeare's Globe, London, in July 2013 with Alison Balsom, one of the world's finest trumpeters, performing the music of Purcell and Handel.

From Gabriel


Faber and Faber

Samuel Adamson

ISBN: 9780571309511

Series: Faber Drama

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