Introductory talk: 9:45 am. Staged reading: 10 am to 12:30 pm.
“This is our wedding day.
We haven’t even had our wedding dinner
and he’s gone off with Susana to Assisi for the afternoon?
What does it mean?”
It’s Anselmo’s big wedding day, but he’s having second thoughts: Will his betrothed remain faithful to him? To put his new wife to the test, he asks his best man to try to seduce her. Join the wedding guests for a celebration like none you’ve ever witnessed in this delightful modern adaptation based on William Shakespeare and John Fletcher’s long-lost play, “Cardenio.” Peter Garino directs.
A staged reading by professional actors from The Shakespeare Project of Chicago. An informative talk begins fifteen minutes before the performance, which is followed by a question-and-answer session with the director and cast. The Shakespeare Project was founded in 1993 and has performed at the Newberry Library since 2003.
See also our related program, Cervantes and Shakespeare: A Transnational Conversation, which will take place April 14 and 15 (free but registration in advance required).
Cosponsored by the Center for Renaissance Studies and the Department of Continuing Education.
Faculty and graduate students of Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions may be eligible to apply for travel funds to attend CRS programs or to do research at the Newberry. Each member university sets its own policies and deadlines; contact your Representative Council member in advance for details.
This program is free and open to the public; no advance registration or tickets required.