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13:45 - 17:30 3 March 2013

‘The Tragedie of Cleopatra’ by Samuel Daniel


Great Hall | Goodenough College (link Map)
23 Mecklenburgh Square | London | WC1N 2AD |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: £15.00 full price, £12.00 concessions
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Yasmin Arshad, Producer
Emma Whipday, Director

Daniel's tragedy (composed in 1594) was one of the earliest English plays about Cleopatra, and almost certainly influenced Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra. Its original performances would have included female actors in country house settings. Our Jacobean-style production will shed light on female participation in drama in Shakespeare’s time, and on early modern ideas of female heroism. It will also illuminate the history of perceptions of race; and, since it draws on classical and French sources, the importance of international influences in shaping the English Renaissance.


Yasmin Arshad
00783 162 499 | y.arshad@ucl.ac.uk