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A Yorkshire Tragedie

Published Monday 19 December 2016

Title page of A Yorkshire Tragedie

Play "by Shakespeare" to be performed at Parkinson Court

Date: Monday 30 January 2017
Location: Parkinson Court
Time: 12:30 - 13:15 and 17.30 - 18.15
Cost: Free, drop in activity

Join Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery and stage@leeds for a unique experience as they stage a reading of a rare "Shakespeare" script.

A Yorkshire Tragedie, written by Thomas Middleton, but long attributed to William Shakespeare, tells the 1605 story of Walter Calverley, who killed his two young sons and stabbed his wife.

A rare copy of the play is currently on display in the For All Time: Shakespeare in Yorkshire exhibition at the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery.

There is a repeat performance at 17:30 on 30th January, which requires booking. Book your free ticket

About stage@leeds theatre company

Working with classic and contemporary texts from around the world, under the direction of artistic director Steve Ansell, stage@leeds creates dynamic and emotive ensemble performances. Membership is open to all University of Leeds students and no previous performance experience is necessary.