Project Description

The Dark Lady of the Sonnets, Shakes Versus Shaw, and more

January 19, 2009

The Dark Lady of the Sonnets (1910): In which Will Shakespeare meets Elizabeth I on a moonlit night! Is she the fabled Dark Lady?

Shakes Versus Shaw: In which Shaw and Shakespeare (and several of their literary characters) duke it out! Who wins?

Cymbeline Refinished (1937): In which Shaw sends up the endlessly confusing final Shakespearean act of Cymbeline, bringing us a speedy and happily larkish finale!

All written by George Bernard Shaw.

Cast for THE DARK LADY OF THE SONNETS:

Shakespeare – Mr. Daniel Jenkins
Queen Elizabeth – Ms. Jayne Houdyshell
Mary Fitton – Ms. Liz Morton
The Warder – Mr. Robert Stanton
Narrator – Mr. David Cote

Cast for SHAKES VS. SHAV:

Shakespeare – Mr. Robert Stanton
Shavius – Mr. Daniel Jenkins
Macbeth / Ellie Dunn / Narrator – Ms. Jayne Houdyshell
Rob Roy / Captain Shotover – Mr. David Cote

Cast for CYMBELINE REFINISHED:

A – Mr. Robert Stanton
B – Mr. Daniel Jenkins
Narrator – Ms. Jayne Houdyshell

Also presented:
Macbeth Skit, written in 1916
Glastonbury Skit, written in 1916

Evening hosted by Mr. David Cote of TIME OUT NY

Produced and directed by Mr. David Staller

The Cast