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.