Saturday 05th August 2023
Location: Rothe House, Kilkenny
Wait! Someone else wrote Shakespeare?!
Presenting her case that someone else wrote Shakespeare, charismatic Irish actor and lawyer Rose Loughlin’s one woman show ‘A Rose by Any Other Name’ charts her Shakespeare journey from childhood onto very colourful paths on the trail of poet and playwright Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford. From clues in Cambridge, to proof in Padua and validations in Venice, the show offers incredible insights, tales of entertaining encounters, and moving monologues.
The inspiration for the show is Rose’s passion around the Shakespeare authorship question, a subject she became interested in by accident while studying classical acting. For extra understanding of Shakespeare, she read up on his background, but became fascinated by Elizabethan courtier, poet and playwright Edward de Vere, 17th Early of Oxford. The weight of evidence in favour of this alternative candidate, suggested he had written the plays and poems under the pseudonym William Shakespeare.
For those interested in Shakespeare, ‘A Rose by Any Other Name’ promises to challenge long-standing perceptions and offers a brand-new perspective. For those not especially interested in Shakespeare, the charm and conviction of the protagonist’s delivery may well awaken a curiosity in learning more.
‘A Rose by Any Other Name’ is directed by Andrew Deering
Running time – 1hour and 50mins which includes a 15 minute interval