Shakespeare and His Sisters hosted the AHRC-funded ‘Dramatizing Penshurst Festival’ 25 August-16 September which was dedicated to celebrating Lady Mary Wroth and offered an exciting programme of open rehearsals, performances, exhibitions, stories and conversations. View the programme of events here: Dramatizing Penshurst Festival Programme.
The Festival brought to life the remarkable literary history of the Sidney family by rehearsing and staging a fully costumed production of Love’s Victory (c.1617) at her home, Penshurst Place.
Members of the acting company offered a series of open rehearsals for visitors to watch and offer comments/suggestions.
The Festival closed with the first professional performance of Love’s Victory at Penshurst Place which was filmed so a wider audience can share in the Festival’s goal to uncover a ‘hidden’ heritage: the history of Shakespeare’s ‘sisters’ or female contemporary dramatists. The programme is available to view online by clicking here:
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