The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0434 Thursday, 11 May 2006
Date: Wednesday, 10 May 2006 18:37:34 EDT
Subject: Staged Reading: Margaret, Queen of England
Announcing a staged reading of
The Tragical History of MARGARET, Queen of England
A new tragedy from Shakespeare's earliest histories
Words by Shakespeare
Cut and direction by John-Michael MacDonald
Kate Eastwood Norris
Doreen Bechtol, Matt Dunphy, Timmy Ray James, Jan Knightley, Paul
McLane, Thadd McQuade, Karl Miller, JP Scheidler, Kim Schraf & Lewis Shaw
Shakespeare's Henry VI history plays tell the story of the War of the
Roses on an epic scale. The Tragical History of Margaret, Queen of
England distills those three plays to tell a more intimate story of one
woman's struggle to survive and thrive in a world of men.
Captured on the battlefield as a teenager, Margaret of Anjou was married
to King Henry VI of England. In Henry's court, Margaret learns to play
the dangerous game of politics, and when rebellion breaks out, she
emerges as the 'tiger's heart wrapped in a woman's hide,' fighting
mercilessly to save everything she holds dear.
From some of Shakespeare's least known plays comes one of his greatest
female characters, brought alive by Kate Eastwood Norris.
Tuesday 23 May, 7:30 p.m.
Round House Theatre Silver Spring
8641 Colesville Rd
Silver Spring MD 20910
This reading is made possible by the generous support of The Kitchen,
Round House Theatre's theatre lab.
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