Where is Illyria
, and why does Shakspere locate the play there?
So spake the Enemie of Mankind, enclos'd In Serpent, Inmate bad, and toward EVE Address'd his way, not with indented wave, Prone on the ground, as since, but on his reare, Circular base of rising foulds, that tour'd Fould above fould a surging Maze, his Head Crested aloft, and Carbuncle his Eyes; With burnisht Neck of verdant Gold, erect Amidst his circling Spires, that on the grass Floted redundant: pleasing was his shape, And lovely, never since of Serpent kind Lovelier, not those that in ILLYRIA
chang'd HERMIONE and CADMUS, or the God In EPIDAURUS; nor to which transformd AMMONIAN JOVE, or CAPITOLINE was seen, Hee with OLYMPIAS, this with her who bore SCIPIO the highth of ROME.
Pride and Prejudice has been adapted for the open air stage by theatre company Illyria
theatre group is renowned for innovation in the open-air touring theatre sector.
The company, which is based in Cornwall, was set up in 1991 to "create a varied programme of outstandingly enjoyable theatre and to make it available for everyone to see".
in The Emperor's New Clothes ENJOY outdoor performances of The Emperor's New Clothes this summer.
Bring a picnic and have a ball as the irrepressible Illyria
sharpen their claws to bring you Jane Austen at her vibrant, pacy, forthright, bitchy best.
For instance, Twelfth Night had a new twist: instead of sixteenth-century Illyria
, the sets and costumes were reimagined in a fantastical steampunk style, adding to the light and comedic sense of the play.
Oliver Dimsdale, artistic director of Filter Theatre, UK, which is on its maiden Indian tour with its production of Twelfth Night , says, " Viola is shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria
and she comes ashore a strange land, where she is forced to disguise herself as a man.
As a historian I don't recall any Albanian element in this symbol or the lion itself even if the Illyria
tribes had used it but nowadays we have nothing in common with it especially after the wars of Skenderbeg.
Since then, he has focused on interests in Australia through his private investment company Illyria
Pty Ltd, which owns various media assets.
The story follows the antics of Viola Hastings (Amanda Bynes) when she arrives at Illyria