The Dutch Lady

Lecture Hall, Shakespeare Institute - Mason Croft - Church St - Stratford-upon-Avon - CV37 6HP
Arts and Law, Performance, Research, Students
Thursday 6th July 2017 (14:30-18:00)
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The Shakespeare Institute hosts the first performance since the seventeenth century of this recently discovered Restoration comedy, in a professional production by FRED Theatre Company and directed by Shakespeare Institute alumnus Robert F. Ball.

The play was discovered by Joseph Stephenson of Abilene Christian University, Texas, who will introduce the performance.  Afterwards there will be a panel discussion with academic contributors including Prof. David Roberts (Birmingham City University) and Dr Gillian Wright (University of Birmingham).

All are welcome!


  • 14:15 Introduction
  • 14:30 The Dutch Lady (approx. three hours, including interval)
  • 17:30 Panel discussion

Tea and biscuits will be served during the play’s interval.


Can’t make this academic symposium? Public performances are taking place over the week following this event in Stratford, London and Birmingham. Please visit for more information.