The Word of the Week is…mandragora.  This word features in a pivotal scene from The Duchess of Malfi – opening at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on 9 January 2014. Cast are coming in to start rehearsals tomorrow.  For more information and to book, please click here.

Word of the Week: mandragora (n.) – mandrake, used as a narcotic

‘Come, violent death-
Serve for mandragora to make me sleep.’

The Duchess of Malfi, Act IV, scene ii

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