Undiscovered Shakespeare: The Wars of the Roses

Due to impacts from the CZU Lightning Complex fire, this event has been postponed.

Out of respect for the people in our audience who have been affected by the fires, we have decided to postpone this week's broadcast of Henry VI, Part 3 to next Wednesday, September 2. Undiscovered Shakespeare will conclude with a reading of Richard III on Wednesday, September 9. In the meantime, everyone involved in this project hopes that you are safe and well.

Undiscovered Shakespeare: The Wars of the Roses is a public arts and humanities series co-produced by Santa Cruz ShakespeareUCSC Shakespeare Workshop, and The Humanities Institute. It brings professional actors and scholars together with the public for a staged reading and discussion of the works that made Shakespeare famous in the London theater. As a young writer at the start of his career, Shakespeare explored ambitions, rivalries, and passions that swept away the dynasty that had reigned in England for more than four centuries. Over the course of ten sessions, we will immerse ourselves in these rarely performed plays—in Henry VI, Parts 1, 2, and 3 and Richard III—and reflect on them both as points of departure for Shakespeare’s career and as a mirror for the times in which we live.

September 9: Richard III  live reading of the full play (apx. 2.5 hours)
with scholar Amani Liggett (UC Santa Cruz)

Texts are available at

Play synopses available from Shakespeare 2020 Project at: https://iandoescher.com/shakespeare/ 

Wednesday, September 9 at 6:30pm

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