Here’s a Sweet Stink Indeed!

Perfuming the Early Modern Stage

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We often talk about going to the theatre to see or hear a play – but what happens when we think about a production’s smell?

Convened by Dr Will Tosh and Dr Chloe Kathleen Preedy, this workshop will explore how perfumes, incense, and less pleasant odours were used in early modern drama, contributing to both tragic and comic performance effects, and consider what it might mean to stage a play that appeals to our noses as well as our eyes and ears.

Supported by the University of Exeter and the AHRC funded project ‘Atmospheric Theatre: Open-Air Performance and the Environment’ 



Tickets: £10

£5 for Members and Students

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 Running time: approximately 2 hours 15 minutes

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