Shakespeare's Globe

The Queen’s Arcadia

(first performed 1605, published 1606)
by Samuel Daniel

  • 2018/Event/ReadNotDeadV2

Saturday 15 September, 2.00pm

Christ Church, Oxford

Tickets Running time
Tickets£25 Reading only (£20 Members / Students)
£55 Reading and dinner experience (Drinks not included but can be purchased on site)
Running timeTo be confirmed
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Synopsis


Arcadia is in turmoil. Love has turned to jealousy and the upsurge in fighting is proving very lucrative for city lawyers. Where will it all end? Written by Daniel to regain favour with Queen Anne, following the scandal surrounding his play Philotas, The Queen’s Arcadia was first performed in Christ Church, and returns to that venue now for the first time.

Background


The Read Not Dead ground rules are simple. Actors rehearse the play on a Sunday morning and present it, script in hand, to an audience later that afternoon.

The performances are instinctive, adrenaline driven and inventive. Actors and audiences alike share in the excitement of reviving these forgotten plays that definitely deserve to be Read Not Dead.

The combined reading and dinner experience offer includes: a ticket to the Read Not Dead reading of ‘The Queens Arcadia’ by Samuel Daniel at 2.00pm followed by dinner at 7.30pm, which will both take place in the beautiful setting of Christ Church Hall. The menu is yet to be confirmed.

 

Rarely played


Learn about The Queen’s Arcadia with our inspiring and engaging two-hour seminar introduction prior to the Read Not Dead performance.

All Rarely Played seminars: £5.

Our Read Not Dead on the Road: Rarely Played introductions are at 12 noon. The Queen’s Arcadia Rarely Played is one hour in length.