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
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