The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.092  Wednesday, 7 March 2012


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Date:        Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 13:21:13 -0500 (EST)

Subject:    The Delights of Rare Titles


Rare Titles Surprise and Delight


The titles may be rare and the plots less familiar, but the 2012 Actors’ Renaissance Season productions of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher’s Philaster, or Love Lies a-Bleeding; Thomas Middleton’s A Mad World, My Masters; and Christopher Marlowe’s Dido, Queen of Carthage reveal just how fun a trip into the unknown can be.


The Actors’ Renaissance Season closes April 8th.


On Sunday, March 11, 2012, at 7:30 pm, students from Staunton’s own Stuart Hall School present a staged reading of John Lyly’s Mother Bombie:


On one side of town, two fathers seek a financially advantageous marriage between their simple-minded offspring; while on the other side of town, two fathers oppose the marriage of their romantically star-crossed teens. John Lyly, one of Shakespeare’s most important influences, cooks up hilarious chaos by mixing in four plotting pages, several disguises, and a nurse who has exchanged a few infants here and there.


American Shakespeare Center 

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Staunton, Virginia 24401 


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