Halloween gets real in The Death of Maria

✮✮✮✮ As Halloween approaches and the chill of winter starts creeping in, a play about witchcraft and torture seemed fitting as I made the perilous walk via Cornmarket St towards the Burton Taylor Studio. Except the play isn’t really about witchcraft at all, although that is what the titular character Maria (Evie Ioannidi) is accused […]

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Witchcraft and woe in The Death of Maria

Love triangles, it turns out, exist in 17th century baby-eating witch-hunting Germany just as passionately as in teen vampire sagas. Written and directed by 3rd year historian Camilla Rees, the play that proves this, The Death of Maria, revolves around the real figure Maria Hollin from Mindelburg. Accused of witchcraft by the appropriately evil-named Ursula […]

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