On The Road at Gray’s Inn
The Dutch Lady
Anonymous (written 1668-75)
Recently rediscovered in Boston, Massachusetts, this Restoration comedy tells of the trials and triumphs of the eponymous ‘Dutch Lady’ in and around Gray’s Inn as she negotiates the 17th-century marriage market.
Performed by a cast of professional actors and lawyers.
Supported by Abilene Christian University, USA.
Instinctive, adrenaline-filled and inventive, 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 Read Not Dead series is dedicated to reviving plays from the early modern period.
Our annual reading in Gray’s Inn Hall – venue for the first recorded performance of The Comedy of Errors– brings together Globe actors and leading lawyers in one of the most beautiful Shakespeare venues in the country.
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