The JOOT Theatre Company, University of Dundee, is delighted to announce that its DVD of the mediaeval morality play Everyman is now available. The film was made in the Drama Studio of the Dalhousie Building by Dr. Brian Hoyle (English and Film, School of Humanities) and Danni DeFazio (Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design) under the direction of Dr. Jo. George (English, School of Humanities). The actual production, however, is based upon the JOOT performance of the play done at the Sorbonne in Paris in December, 2008. Dr. George and the JOOT Theatre Company chose to set this production of Everyman in the eighteenth-century Venice of Vivaldi and Canaletto. Venetian Carnivale distils the shallowness and decadence that is always with us and was certainly a preoccupation of the anonymous author of the morality play five centuries ago. Our use of masks, whilst consistent with this theme, would also have been common practice in mediaeval and renaissance drama both to identify allegorical characters and to facilitate doubling of roles – as in this production.


Our DVD, made possible through a generous grant by the School of Humanities, is actually a two disc set (the second disc enables the viewer to watch the play with commentary by its director, Dr. Jo. George). The two disc set is available for £12-99 (plus £2-00 postage and packing for orders outside of the European Community) and can be obtained by contacting [log in to unmask]





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