Margaret of Anjou: A 'New' Play by Shakespeare

Event Date: 
17 Mar 2016


To mark 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death Professor Elizabeth Schafer and Philippa Kelly, Resident Dramaturg at the California Shakespeare Theater and the Napa Shakespeare Festival, have pirated Margaret of Anjou from the Henry VI tetralogy and Richard III.  The result could change the way we see Shakespeare; it proves that he wrote a female role that is an ‘Everest’ on a par with King Lear. 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’.


Join us at the Broadway Theatre, Catford at 4pm on Thursday 17th March 2016 for a work in progress reading, followed by a Q&A with Professor Schafer and members of the cast.  Tickets are FREE but should be booked in advance here:

This event is part of the Catford-upon-Avon Shakespeare Festival and is supported by Royal Holloway, University of London.



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