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The Southwark Mysteries
Commisioned to celebrate the millennium, this epic community drama has been devised to evolve alongside drama workshops for high profile performances in 1999 and 2000.
Paperback, 352 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by Oberon Books
(first published January 27th 2000)
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'For tonight in Hell, they are tolling the bell
For the Whore that lay at The Tabard
And well we know how the carrion crow
Doth feast in our Cross Bones Graveyard.'
In 1107, the Bishop of Winchester was granted a stretch of land on Southwark Bankside, which lay outside the law of the City of London. The Bishop controlled the numerous brothels, or 'stews'in the area, but the prostitutes, known as 'Winchester Geese', who paid the Bishop licence fees, were nevertheless condemned to be buried in ...more