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“A fresh take on an overlooked gem from the past”: ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore review

’Tis Pity She’s a Whore has remained vastly overlooked since its 17th century debut. And ’tis pity indeed: the script is thought-provoking, dramatic and in some ways progressive. Following the doomed love of brother and sister Giovanni and Annabella, the play explores everything from incestuous romance to gender.  It takes a lot to illuminate a […]

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In conversation with the cast and crew of ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore

The Edinburgh University Theatre Company’s upcoming production of ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore aims to update a shocking seventeenth-century play for modern audiences. It is a tragedy concerning the siblings and incestuous lovers Giovanni and Annabella. In the week leading up to the first performance, The Student spoke with director Jane Prinsley and lead performer […]

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‘A new standard for student theatre’ ‒ Yerma Review

“A childless woman is like a bunch of thistles — something fit for God’s rubbish heap.” Such are the poignant words uttered by the eponymous Yerma, the latest EUTC production to grace Bedlam’s stage — and grace it it does: the production, co-directed by Laura Hounsell and Jane Prinsley, is a profound success — one […]

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Antisemitic graffiti found on University of Edinburgh campus

Content warning: antisemitism and strong language    Last week, antisemitic graffiti was found in the Christal McMillan Building toilets. The racial slur was photographed by fourth-year history student, Christopher Marland, who posted the photo on social media. The graffiti comes after a tumultuous few weeks for British Jewry that has included the hounding of a […]

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University league tables are not perfect guides for students

The 2018 league tables are out and Edinburgh ranks 30th in the UK (The Guardian) and 29th in the world (The Times Higher Education). Confused? Me too. The tables vary each year, with surprising additions to the top ten one year and others dropping down to the top fifty another. Look online and you will […]