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Federation University Australia, Camp Street Campus

Helen Macpherson Smith Theatre

Ballarat, VIC 3350

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A Shakespeare Season Performed by the Graduating Third Year Acting Company of the Arts Academy, Federation University Australia.

MARGARET OF ANJOU

a ‘new’ play by William Shakespeare

Director Kim Durban
Set Designer Anastassia Poppenberg
Costume Designer Lucy Wilkins
Lighting Designer Nick Glen
Stage Manager Eidann Glover

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016, Professor Elizabeth Schafer and Philippa Kelly, Resident Dramaturg at the California Shakespeare Theater and the Napa Shakespeare Festival, pirated Margaret of Anjou from the Henry VI tetralogy and Richard III. The result could change the way we see Shakespeare; it proves that he wrote a female role that is an ‘Everest’ on a par with King Lear. As Margaret matures from feisty princess to scheming queen, from cold blooded killer to grief-stricken mother, from shameless adulteress to cursing crone, the hapless men who surround her are unable to withstand the fury of her ‘tiger’s heart wrapped in a woman’s hide’. This violent woman – the ‘she-wolf of France’ - led the Lancastrian side in the Wars of the Roses, and her feats, in part, inspired the character of Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones.

All are invited to come along and experience the Ballarat premiere of Shakespeare's most feminist play.

Cast List

Eleanor BARKLA , Eddi DOWDELL, Polly GARRETT, Jordi HANKINSON, Emma LASTRINA Mikaela MCCALLUM, Catherine O’CALLAGHAN, Sophie PADGET, Nicola POHL, Hannah POWER Jayden SCHRICKKER, Kyle SCOTT, Giacinta SQUIRES, Joshua STRACHAN, Steven TANKARD, Amy WATTS, Caitlin ZACHARIAS

Running Time: 70 min

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