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Women in Renaissance Drama: Lady Anne Clifford and Cleopatra at Knole

Talk and Performance

Monday 23 June, 7-8.30pm

Adult £10, concessions £8. 

Book on: 01732 450 175 or at 
http://www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk/whats-on/23-Jun-2014/

Although in the public playhouses of Shakespeare’s time female roles were played by boys, awareness is growing of the participation of women themselves in early modern drama. Much of this took place at great country houses like Knole in Kent, home of Lady Anne Clifford. Come and hear lecturers from University College London explore Clifford's connection with Samuel Daniel's Tragedie of Cleopatra, while actors recreate scenes from the play.

Greek Tragedy's Renaissance Inflections

Publication date: Feb 12, 2014 11:20:11 AM

Start: Mar 12, 2014 2:00:00 PM
End: Mar 12, 2014 7:00:00 PM

Location: Room 307, SELCS Common Room, Foster Court, Malet Place, off Torrington Place, UCL, London, WC1E 7JG

A workshop on the reception of classical drama, the fate of Euripides' plays and Iphigenia at Aulis in early modern Europe.

Session 1: Classical Perspectives. 2pm – 3.15pm

  • Chair: Miriam Leonard (UCL)
  • Roger Green (Glasgow), Iphigenia in Bordeaux: George Buchanan's Jephthes
  • Fiona Macintosh (Oxford), Tragedy and the feminine in the early modern period

Tea. 3.15 – 3.45pm

IphigeniaFresco

Session 2: Inflections, Reflections and Translations. 3.45pm – 5.30pm

  • Chair: Katherine Ibbett (UCL)
  • Alison Findlay (Lancaster), ‘I have prepared all thinge redie for the sacrifice’: Lady Jane Lumley's Iphigenia at Aulis (c. 1555)
  • Kate Maltby (UCL), “The boldness of her mind”: how sharp was Lumley's Greek?
  • Emilia Wilton-Godberfforde (Cambridge), Racine’s Iphigènie

Session 3: Iphigenia at Aulis on Stage. 5.30pm – 6pm

Rose Theatre Company Cast and Crew perform scenes and discuss Lumley’s play.

Roundtable followed by a reception at 6.30pm.

All welcome

Greek Tragedy's Renaissance Inflections