An 18th century play recently identified by a University of Nottingham expert as a long-lost work of William Shakespeare gets its first public reading at the Nottingham Playhouse on Monday, 11 October, 2010. The play, Double Falsehood by Lewis Theobald, was identified by Professor Brean Hammond in the University’s School of English Studies, as a re-working of Shakespeare’s lost original Cardenio and was published by Arden last Spring to international acclaim and interest. Now the Nottingham Playhouse is staging a special event to celebrate this unusual literary revelation as part of its Lost Shakespeare Day. The dramatized reading by professional actors and directed by the RSC’s Michael Fentiman, will take place at 7pm in the main auditorium followed by a panel discussion. The reading will be preceded by a lecture by Professor Hammond at 4pm including a question and answer session.
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