Bassano is best known as the rumoured muse for the ‘Dark Lady’ in Shakespeare’s sonnets and as a possible source of inspiration for the various Emilia characters cropping up in Othello,The Winter’s Tale and Two Noble Kinsmen. Her actual story, however, has been left untold for centuries. In Emilia, Bassano is cast as the rightful protagonist: she was a teacher, poet, and mother, who became one of the first feminist writers in England with the publication of her single volume of poems, Salve Deus Rex Judaerum, in 1611.
Directed by Nicole Charles, Emilia’s sell-out run at the Globe was praised as 'extraordinarily rousing' (The Independent) and as having 'so much wit, fierce intelligence and heady intensity' (The Times).The West End production aims to be as revolutionary as its subject matter, boasting an all-female cast and production team. What’s more, it’s offering thousands of seats available for £25 or less, to ensure that the remarkable story is accessible to as broad an audience as possible.
|What||Emilia, Vaudeville Theatre|
|Where||Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Charing Cross (underground)|
08 Mar 19 – 15 Jun 19, 7:30 PM – 12:00 AM
|Price||£20 - £80|
|Website||Click here to book now|