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July 27 – September 28
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

After a brief introduction to a play written by one of Shakespeare’s contemporaries, you’ll be randomly assigned roles to read. Discover a neglected gem – and your own inner actor!

The True Tragedy of Richard III - Wednesday, July 27
An anonymous play attributed to Thomas Legge that many scholars believe served as a source for Shakespeare’s version, and perhaps one of the first "history plays" ever written, a genre Shakespeare would go on to master.  

The Spanish Tragedy - Wednesday, August 24

A revenge play by Thomas Kyd that features a ghost and a play-within-the-play, both of which prefigure Hamlet. Some scholars believe that Kyd may have also written his own version of Hamlet, on which Shakespeare drew for his version.

The London Prodigal - Wednesday, September 28

An anonymous comedy, at one time attributed to Shakespeare. The profligate of the title, Flowerdale, has a little bit in common with Bertram in All’s Well That Ends Well, and the play’s themes of love and money resonate with The Miser.

Support for The Meighen Forum is generously provided by Kelly & Michael Meighen and The T.R. Meighen Family Foundation.

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