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Shakespeare’s Will

Synopsis
Video recording of Vern Thiessen’s play directed by Miles Potter. The author imagines Anne Hathaway just having returned home from her husband’s funeral. She is haunted by a remark that Shakespeare’s sister, Joan, has made about how Shakespeare has treated Anne in his will. Anne has the will in her hand but can’t bring herself to look at it. Thiessen uses this artificial delaying tactic to allow Anne to meditate in generally chronological order on how she met Shakespeare and how their married life progressed.
Language
English
Country
Canada
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2007

Credits

Director
Miles Potter
Writer
Vern Thiessen
Music
Marc Desormeaux
Production Design
Peter Hartwell
Costume
Peter Hartwell
Cast
Seana McKennaAnne Hathaway

Additional Details

Theatre
Studio Theatre, Stratford, Ontario
Production type
Stage Recordings
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
biographies; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Hathaway, Anne

Notes

History
The production ran, 23 June-20 September 2007 and was revived in 2011 (the revival catalogued separately on this database).

Archive

Name

Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival Archive

Contact
ECharendoff@stratfordshakespearefestival.com (Archives Co-ordinator)
Web
https://www.stratfordfestival.ca/AboutUs/OurHistory/ArchivesServices External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 519-271 1040
Fax
+1 519-271-1040
Address
350 Douro Street
P.O. Box 520
55 Queen Street
Stratford, Ontario
N5A 3S7
Canada

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