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What’s On (Calgary): Shakespeare’s Will – Sage Theatre

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What’s On (Calgary): Shakespeare’s Will – Sage Theatre

 

'Shakespeare's Will' playing Nov 6-14, 2015 at Pumphouse TheatreSage Theatre presents Shakespeare’s Will by Vern Thiessen at the Pumphouse Theatre, November 6th – 14th, 2015.

On the eve of William Shakespeare’s funeral, his widow, Anne Hathaway, reminisces on her life with — and without — the enigmatic poet and playwright, recounting her life as a wife, mother, and lover who has made tremendous sacrifices, not least of which to accept and support her husband’s unconventional sexuality.

Calgarian Elinor Holt delivers a nuanced and thoughtful Anne Hathaway in this one-woman drama from noted Canadian playwright Vern Thiessen. Well known for her work in comedic, musical and dramatic roles, Holt relishes the opportunity to give voice to a woman who is often seen — at best — as a historical footnote in the life of one of English literature’s most prolific and beloved, yet little-known, figures.

Tickets range from $20 – $30 and can be purchased at sagetheatre.com.

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