Publication of the full text of Lady Mary Wroth’s play is especially welcome since it is 400 years since Edward Denny attacked her for publishing ‘an Idle book’ which he claimed had damaged his reputation. Sadly, and ironically, the live performance of her play, recorded at Penshurst Place for free public release in 2018, is currently subject to exactly the same kind of male censorship. Undeterred, we are re-staging and re-filming the play on 27 September 2022 as part of an academic conference at Penshurst Place The Sidneys of Penshurst and Beyond: Contexts, Connections, Collaborations
Following the production and the conference, the FutureLearn course, ‘Penshurst Place and the Sidney Family of Writers’ will be updated and re-run in Winter 2022. You can watch the trailer by following the link here
In its current phase, Shakespeare and His Sisters on Site concentrates on two different venues: Lancaster Castle and Penshurst Place, Kent and is working with two collaborative partners: the Duchy of Lancaster and Penshurst Place.
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