The Tragical History of Margaret of Anjou: A Dramatised Reading
Date: Thursday 18 February, 2016
Venue: Callaway Music Auditorium, The University of Western Australia
Contact: Bob White (email@example.com)
Free and open to the public. No ticket required
To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, performance historian Liz Schafer and dramaturg Philippa Kelly will oversee the Australian premiere performance of Margaret of Anjou by William Shakespeare.
After lying undiscovered for over four centuries, Shakespeare’s most feminist play, Margaret of Anjou, will receive a public, dramatised reading at UWA’s Callaway Music Auditorium. As Margaret matures from feisty princess to scheming queen, from cold-blooded killer to grief-stricken mother, from shameless adulteress to cursing crone, the hapless men who surround her are unable to withstand the fury of her ‘tiger’s heart, wrapped in a woman’s hide’.
Historian Susan Broomhall will speak briefly about the historical figure of Margaret, and the performance will be followed by audience discussion.
This is a reading of the ‘bad’ (short) quarto of Margaret of Anjou.