The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0241 Thursday, 29 September 2011
Date: September 23, 2011 4:18:00 PM EDT
Subject: Queen Undaunted: Margaret of Anjou
[Editor’s Note: My apologies for not distributing this announcement in a timely manner. Nevertheless, I include it here as a record in the SHAKSPER archives. -Hardy]
Dear SHAKSPER Colleagues,
Unless you're in or near Santa Barbara CA this weekend, you won't be able to come, but it occurred to me belatedly that some of you would be interested in the show I wrote based on Margaret of Anjou. It's about 2/3 Shakespeare's words--which I identify on the script though listeners hopefully will find seamless with my 1/3: the structure and transitions. I've written various notes and student information sheets and there's an article about the script and production in the Friday, Sept 23 Santa Barbara News Press by Joe Hansen. Here's the listing:
Queen Undaunted: Margaret of Anjou, a one woman show featuring E. Bonnie Lewis of DramaDogs, directed by Ken Gilbert and Michelle A. Osborne and written by Jinny Webber, gives us Margaret according to Shakespeare, the only person to appear in four of his plays. From her first appearance as a young French princess engaged to Henry VI of England to her defeated but unvanquished old self, we follow her through Henry VI, Parts 1, 2, and 3 and Richard III. Initially modest and girlish, she becomes ruthless, vengeful and fierce. She loves, she hates, she acts with intensity in a world where women were meant to be compliant and submissive--and quiet. Complex and ambiguous, her voice resonates down the ages.
See www.centerstagetheater.org for more information.
Center Stage Theater: Paseo Nuevo Mall, Santa Barbara, California
September 24th Saturday Matinee 2 PM. All seats $10.
September 24th Saturday Evening 8 PM and September 25th Sunday Matinee 2 PM