Play Reading: Elizabeth I

Mar 9 2018 - 7:30pm
Mar 9 2018 - 9:30pm

A reading of a play about the life of Queen Elizabeth I by scholar Carole Levin
at the Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Road, College Park, MD 20741
one block from College Park metro, at the corner of Knox Road and Dartmouth Avenue in Old Town College Park.
Free and Open to the Public

This reading is sponsored by College Park Arts Exchange, a grassroots arts non-profit supported in part by the City of College Park.
Your generous donations will be passed along to the actors.

This play examines who Queen Elizabeth I was and what was important to her, as she thinks about her life and reign. We see both the young Elizabeth and the one at the end of her reign, often on stage together as Elizabeth considers religion, courtships, and the many threats to her throughout her life including those from Mary Stuart, Spain, and the earl of Essex. Other characters include the ghost of her mother, Anne Boleyn, Robert Dudley, one man she truly cared about, a series of her ladies in waiting, and the French ambassador.

Carole Levin is Willa Cather Professor of History at the University of Nebraska. She has held fellowships at the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Newberry Library in Chicago, and was a Fulbright scholar at the University of York. She has written and edited many books, including The Heart and Stomach of a King: Elizabeth I and the Politics of Sex and Power. Recently she published a fantasy children’s book, The Secret History of How England & Elizabeth I Defeated the Spanish Armada.