Sackler Studios, Shakespeare's Globe
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Read Not Dead
Read Not Dead was launched in 1995 and brings actors, audiences and scholars together to explore and celebrate the plays performed in London and on its stages before 1642.
The ground-rules are simple. Actors are given a script on a Sunday morning and work with a director to get the play up on its feet – with entrances and exits, token costume and music if needed. They present it, script in hand, to an audience at 4.00pm.
These are not intended to be polished productions. However, there is a shared spirit of adventure and excitement for actors and audiences who sense that they might be uncovering a hidden gem.
Pandosto: The Triumph of Time
by Robert Greene (Published 1588)
Sunday 7 February
Pandosto, King of Bohemia, is racked with jealousy and accuses his wife Bellaria of adultery with his childhood friend, the King of Sicilia. In his rage he sends their daughter, Fawnia, to die at sea, an act which causes the death of his wife and son. Fawnia's fate hangs in the balance as she drifts ashore in Sicilia.
Greene’s romance explores the corrosive effect of jealousy on a ruler, his family and his kingdom. It served as inspiration for Shakespeare’s The Winter's Tale.