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2008-08-02 00:00:19

Chapterhouse Theatre Company is performing in more than 150 different locations as part of a garden theatre season. With a large cast, traditional costumes and an original music score, they are bringing two of their productions to Devon this month. Shakespeare's final triumph, The Tempest will be performed at Cockington next Friday. It is a play of romance and revenge on a magical island kingdom, where mischievous sprites play havoc with shipwrecked sailors and the most powerful exiled...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'