ARTS Pick: Shakespeare’s Sister

Judith Shakespeare wants to be a playwright. So when her debt-ridden father tries to marry her off, Shakespeare’s Sister flees to London with handsome actor Ned Alleyn, hoping to join her brother and realize her ambition. When she arrives in the city, she finds her brother gone, Ned engaged to another woman and her play declined. Judith decides to stage her work anyway, but an unlicensed play is a dangerous thing to do in Elizabethan London, especially for a woman.

Through April 7

$29-59, times vary. American Shakespeare Center, 10 S. Market St., Staunton. (877) 682-4236.

Posted In:     Arts

Tags:     , ,

Previous Post

#BlackOwnedCville and NEA Big Read connect the threads

Next Post

ARTS Pick: Wu Han

Our comments system is designed to foster a lively debate of ideas, offer a forum for the exchange of ad hoc information, and solicit honest, respectful feedback about the work we do. We’re glad you’re participating. Here are a few simple rules to follow, which should be relatively straightforward.

1) Don’t call people names or accuse them of things you cannot support.
2) Don’t direct foul language, racial slurs, or offensive terms at other commenters or our staff.
3) Don’t use the discussion on our site for commercial (or shameless personal) promotion.

We reserve the right to remove posts and ban commenters who violate any of the rules listed above, or the spirit of the discussion. We’re trying to create a safe space for a wide range of people to express themselves, and we believe that goal can only be achieved through thoughtful, sensitive editorial control.

If you have questions or comments about our policies or about a specific post, please send an e-mail to

Leave a Reply

Notify of