Women in Renaissance Drama: Lady Anne Clifford and Cleopatra at Knole
Talk and Performance
Monday 23 June, 7-8.30pm
Adult £10, concessions
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.
Three members of the Centre (Isabelle Moreau, Thibaut Maus de Rolley and Alexander Samson) are participating in a project funded by the British Academy, which seeks to examine the transnational exchanges that drove forward the development of new forms of prose fiction. See our blog for posts, book of the month and bibliographies.
The Centre is one of five institutions alongside the Universities of Amsterdam, Basel, Munster and Pamplona participating in a project on the ways that Spain responded to the leyenda negra after 1580. It is funded by Holland's NWO under their Internationalization of the Humanities scheme and will run from January 2013 until the end of 2016. For further details contact Alexander Samson.
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