A raging storm casts a prince across the sea, a knight stands up for hated immigrants, roles are reversed in the forest of Arden and a killer woos his victim’s spouse. Deadly enemies, reluctant lovers, despairing heroes and teasing friends march together through unmapped parts of Shakespeare’s incredible works.
The first half will consist of scenes from the canon of Shakespeare plays, thus far not performed in Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company’s 109-year history. The company enters unchartered territory to present intriguing scenes from plays such as ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL: can the low-born ward of a French countess admit her love for the countess’s son? Greek stories such as PERICLES and TIMON OF ATHENS, and Joan of Arc’s speech from HENRY VI Part 1, are discovered alongside murder in HENRY VI Part 3 like Shakespeare’s own Game of Thrones.
The second half will be a selection of popular scenes set differently, including inverting the genders: What happens when Kate is pestered by a female Petruchio? Could a heroic and bloody captain be persuaded to stop fighting by her doting father? Find out this November in unusual scenes from the plays of William Shakespeare.
Saturday 11 November 7.30pm and Sunday 12 November 2.30pm
Shakespeare House, 93 Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1FR
Parking at the house and on surrounding streets
A short walk from the city centre
All tickets £5 with refreshments (no concessions)
Call 078870 539522 to book now