Script-in-Hand Performance of The Scornful Lady

Event Date: 
25 Jul 2015

Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon

As the final event of John Fletcher: A Critical Reappraisal, co-convened by Steve Orman and José A. Pérez Díez, the Shakespeare Institute Players will be presenting a script-in-hand performance of one of Beaumont and Fletcher's funniest collaborations: The Scornful Lady (1610)

Elder Loveless has made a big mistake. He’s forced his mistress to kiss him in public. For penance, she orders him to travel abroad for one year. Elder Loveless must leave his house and goods in the possession of his brother, Young Loveless, who sets about spending his elder brother’s money on wine and women, much to the disgust of the faithful steward, Savil. But tragedy strikes – it is reported that Elder Loveless has died…

The event will take place in the Hall of the Shakespeare Institute, and the programme for the day is as follows:

10:30 - Opening remarks and welcome from conference organisers

10:45 - Introduction to the play by Dr Martin Wiggins

11:15 - Performance of the play, directed by José A. Pérez Díez

13:30 - Lunch break; refreshments on sale in the Shakespeare Institute conservatory.

14:30 - Open discussion with Dr Martin Wiggins and conference delegates

Tickets are £8 (£6 concessions, including students and OAPs)

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