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Sunday, February 28

Selected Scenes from “Will,” a New Play by Playwright Jon Glascoe ’78

Theatrical Production
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theater

Vermont Shakespeare Festival


Shakespeare’s Richard the Second is about the deposition of a monarch. Imagine the fury of Queen Elizabeth when she discovered that this very play was performed for an audience of traitorous soldiers the night before the Essex Rebellion—the famed Earl’s failed attempt to depose her.

In Jon Glascoe’s new play Will, Shakespeare stands chained in the Tower of London, questioned by Robert Cecil and eventually the Queen herself, to determine his role in the treason. In the course of these examinations, Will’s whole life is revealed, from his humble beginnings in Stratford, to the glory of Hamlet.

Join us for a series of excerpts from Will, performed by members of the Vermont Shakespeare Festival. Light Refreshments after the performance. FREE

Cosponsored by the Director of the Arts at Middlebury, the Council for the Arts, the Middlebury College Museum of Art and the Vermont Shakespeare Festival. This event is part of a month-long celebration associated with the museum’s exhibition First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare.