"Real Live Theatre is a brand-new ensemble that brings a thrilling immediacy and creative savvy to the stage."
-Chris Rohmann, The Valley Advocate (2013)
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THE LIFE AND DEATH OF QUEEN MARGARET
a tapestry of Shakespeare's text as funneled and augmented by Toby Vera Bercovici and Dan Morbyrne
directed by Toby Vera Bercovici
During the 100 Years’ War between England and France, just after the time of Joan of Arc, a young French princess is torn from her home and sent to a foreign land to become its queen. Surrounded by powerful men who resent her for her gender and origins, and coupled with a king both weak-willed and prone to madness, she forms an alliance with her new lover to take down critics and seize control of the kingdom. When battle lines are drawn, can she lead the country in war and protect the crown for herself, her king, and her heirs?
The Life and Death of Queen Margaret follows the story of Margaret of Anjou, a fierce, strong-willed, and independent woman who was both a historical figure and also one of Shakespeare's greatest characters. Her rise to leadership and subsequent downfall, portrayed through bitingly relevant and alarmingly prescient 400-year-old texts, hold a necessary mirror up to our modern society.
In a time when women's rights have been under attack by those in positions of supreme power, Real Live Theatre brings you this 'new' Shakespeare play which examines what really goes on when women rise to power inside patriarchal systems.
Real Live Theatre's The Life and Death of Queen Margaret features an all-female cast of eight. The show is available for touring performances to colleges, universities, and producing venues. We are also available for residencies and concurrent workshops/class visits focused on speech, movement, devised ensemble, and Shakespeare's language.
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