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The Ostraka Plays: Volume Four - A LITTLE WINTER LOVE

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In 1645, Basing House fell to the veterans of Cromwell's New Model Army amid a sack unparalled in ferocity and terror. Among the survivors of the Royalist defenders was Inigo Jones, the great Architect and Theatre Designer of the Court. In a fit of pique, he gathers the remaing Players in the ruins and attempts to stage a final mocking Masque. In doing so he releases Revenge and Mayhem not just upon the stage but into the ruins of the House also. What follows is a final lament of the great theatre of Shakespeare and the triumph of a colder universe now shorn of pageant and imagination.

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