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DIDO FORSAKEN: Duties of the Ruling Class

Peter Barnes gained almost instant recognition, from relative obscurity with his play “The Ruling Class” in the late 1960’s.  The play came at the height of the 1960s counterculture movement, when the youth of the western world began to openly … Continue reading

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A WAGER ON THE FUTURE: FECKLESS ABANDON

The British eighteenth century used to be presented as the serene aftermath of the spectacular disruptions of the seventeenth century or as the quietly corrupt old regime against which a modernizing nineteenth century set itself. Both interpretations seriously underplayed the eighteenth century’s … Continue reading

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