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Words Words Words Play Reading Series: “Double Falsehood” by Lewis Theobald
December 4, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm| Free
As a Community Partner with the Frazier History Museum for the Folger Library Exhibit First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare
Savage Rose and the Speed Museum team up for the theatre company’s third installment of this season’s Words Words Words Play Reading Series. In celebration of the Folger Library’s exhibit First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare, on display at the Frazier History Museum November 10 through December 10, Savage Rose presents a reading of the controversial play Double Falsehood, from 1728. English playwright, critic, and translator Lewis Theobald claimed that his play was an adaptation of three manuscripts, one of which was William Shakespeare and John Fletcher’s Cardenio, believed until recently to be lost. Cardenio itself was based on an episode from Cervantes’ Don Quixote.
Seating is limited for this reading so reservations are encouraged. Reserve your spot now here at the Speed Art Museum. Parking is available at the Speed Art Museum Garage at $2 an hour. Check out the map on the bottom of the page here for directions. The rest of the museum will be closed for this event.
Double Falsehood takes place in Spain, where wayward young lord Henriquez betrays Violante, leaving her when his passion for Leonora drives him to lure her betrothed, his friend Julio, to court so that Henriquez might win Leonora for himself. Julio is driven mad by his friend’s betrayal and the loss of his beloved and takes refuge in the mountains. Meanwhile, the ruined Violante laments her fate plans to expose Henriquez’s bad behavior and win him back.