Theater for the New City
The Life and Death of Queen Margaret
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A patchwork of mostly Shakespeare’s text as funneled and augmented by Toby Vera Bercovici and Dan Morbyrne
The Life and Death of Queen Margaret is a new piece of dance-theatre which liberates some of Shakespeare's most poignant feminist writing from a series of plays about men and their experience of history. Queen Margaret was a fierce, strong-willed, and independent woman, both historically and in Shakespeare’s Henry VI and Richard III plays. This piece brings her to the forefront of her own story by combining extant scenes from Shakespeare, scenes which are a patchwork of multiple Shakespeare plays, and occasional adaptor-written chunks of iambic pentameter. What it cannot tell through words, it shows through breathtaking choreography. Created and performed by Western Massachusetts-based ensemble Real Live Theatre. Cast: Myka Plunkett: Margaret of Anjou Linda Tardif: Joan of Arc, Humphrey Duke of Gloucester, Richard Duke of Gloucester Jeannine Haas*: Theophanie, Lord John Clifford, King Louis XI Lisa Abend*: Duke of Suffolk, Prince Edward Kate Hare: King Henry VI, Rutland Annelise Nielsen: Eleanor Duchess of Gloucester, King Edward IV Ellen Morbyrne: Richard Duke of York, Catherine Clifford, Queen Elizabeth Emily Tanch: Earl of Warwick, Witch *Appears courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association Crew: Director: Toby Vera Bercovici Choreographer: Annelise Nielsen Stage Manager/Lighting Designer: Ezekiel Baskin Costume Designer: Julia Vincenza Whalen Assistant Costume Designer: Rich Vaden Sound Designer: Catherine McCurry Dramaturg: Josh Platt Fight Choreographer: Dan Morbyrne
Categories: Drama,New Works,Play
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Running time: 2:30    
Intermission(s): Yes
Price: $15.00 - $18.00
Seating: General Admission    
Capacity: 99