9:45 am: Introductory talk by Regina Buccola of Roosevelt University. Staged reading: 10 am - 12:30 pm
Directed by Peter Garino
“Tis no shame to be bad, because ‘tis common.”
The Shakespeare Project continues its Shakespeare’s Contemporaries series with Thomas Middleton’s violent, dark masterpiece, The Revenger’s Tragedy. A searing indictment of corruption, lust, and excess in the vestiges of power, the play reflects King James I’s dissatisfaction with court corruption upon his ascension to the throne following the death of Elizabeth I.
A staged reading by professional actors from The Shakespeare Project of Chicago. An introductory 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.
Cosponsored with the Newberry’s Department of Continuing Education.
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This program is free and open to the public; no tickets or advance registration required.