Wednesday, 13 April 2011

A Bold Stroke for a Theatre Company

Last Friday, a few employees from Chawton House Library took a trip to The Theatre Royal (http://secure.theatreroyal.org/PEO/site/home/index.php?), Bury St. Edmunds, to tour the beautiful Georgian theatre and watch a production of Hannah Cowley's 'A Bold Stroke for a Husband'.  



The play was highly entertaining and I would thoroughly recommend the Little Bear Theatre Company - Hannah Cowley would have been proud! Have a look at their website for future productions http://www.littlebeartheatre.com/ and more information about them. 


We have been reading 18th century female playwrights, including Misses Cowley and Pix, in the Chawton House Library monthly reading group and have discussed how well they would translate for a modern audience.  I was happy for us to be proved right.  Surely the success of this adaptation will encourage more theatre companies to produce the plays of these highly talented, but often forgotten, women. 

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