Undiscovered Shakespeare: The Wars of the Roses

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.

August 12, 19, 26: Henry VI, Part 3
with scholars Paul Prescott (UC Merced) and Ashley Herum (UC Santa Cruz)

Texts are available at
 https://shakespeare.folger.edu/shakespeares-works

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

Wednesday, August 12 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm

More dates through August 26, 2020

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