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We are delighted to announce that we will be giving a presentation on ‘Staging Cleopatra‘ at the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon, on 12th November at 3pm.

The Shakespeare Institute Players will be hosting us in a round table discussion between our director, producer, musical director, lutenist and cast members. We will talk about the research that underpinned the production, and share our experiences of the rehearsal process and the performance itself.

Cast members will perform extended scenes from our production, and we will also be screening clips from our DVD. It will be a unique opportunity to hear how the production has influenced our thinking about Daniel’s play, closet drama, and the dramatic involvement of elite early modern women; and to see that research in action.

The University of Birmingham’s Shakespeare Institute is an internationally renowned research institution for the study of Renaissance drama. The Shakespeare Institute Players is the dramatic society for the postgraduate students of the Shakespeare Institute; they stage numerous productions of early modern plays each year, alongside evenings of dramatic readings, poetry and music. We are very excited that they have invited us to speak, and hope to see many of you there!

Entry is free to current Shakespeare Institute members, for all others tickets are £5, £3 concessions. Tickets available on the door, or by email to shakespeareinstituteplayers@gmail.com