Shakespeare’s Rivals

Monarchs that dare not do unlawful things,
Yet bear them out, are constables, not kings

Shakespeare’s Rivals – Wednesday 9th & Thursday 10th October 8:00pm
Department of Theatre, Film, Television, and Interactive Media
University of York

A newlywed wife’s secret; Caesar’s indecent proposal; a brother’s devilish scheme…

The Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media presents scenes from the most innovative – and seldom seen – Jacobean plays.


William Rowley, Thomas Dekker & John Ford The Witch of Edmonton
Philip Massinger The Roman Actor
John Webster The Devil’s Law-Case

Rediscover the brilliance of Shakespeare’s contemporaries in a modern staging. Directed by Professor Michael Cordner and Dr Ollie Jones.



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Getting here

By Bus

Heslington Campus East is served by First Bus #6, #66 and #66a.

From the train station, the #66 will take you to the Campus East Exchange.

From Merchantgate (City Centre) the #66a will take you to the rear of the Department.

From Clifton and Osbaldwick, the #6 will take you to the Campus East Exchange.

By Car

Hselington East Campus is easily accessible from the A64 ring road – follow signs for University of York and Campus East.

Free parking (from 6pm) is available at Field Lane and Kimberlow Lane car parks.

Disabled parking is available by the Department building – please contact Ollie for more information

Facilities and Catering


The Piazza Restaurant serves food and refreshments Monday to Friday 11:30-14:30 and 17:00-19:30.

Starbucks cafe serves hot drinks and snacks 08:00-17:00

The Glasshouse

YUSU-run bar, serving food, drinks and snacks. 12:00-20:00 (Main menu), 20:00-22:30 (Late Night Menu)

Other facilities: ATM

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