Monday, February 3 @ 7:00
293 Palmerston Ave.
Ale House Theatre Company will be hosting a free public reading of a rare and forgotten Shakespeare play, Edmund Ironside on Mon. Feb. 3, 7:00 pm at Woodlot Restaurant (293 Palmerston Ave). How is a lost play possible? The evening will begin with a brief introduction by Joshua Stodart chronicling the history of the play as well as making the case for Shakespeare’s authorship. The reading will be performed by 16 talented actors.
Edmund Ironside may be the earliest surviving Shakespeare play we have. Study of this play reveals a new perspective of Shakespeare as an early starter, an apprentice, and a compulsive reviser of his own works. The existence of this play defies the mainstream literary narrative of a god-like entity exploding onto the London scene and writing perfect high comedies. Join us as we return this early work to its rightful place in the canon.
Bottles of ale will be sold at this event (but the restaurant is closed on Mondays). Admission to this fun and informative evening is free because it is an important and rare opportunity for Shakespeare enthusiasts and the Toronto theatre community. It should not be missed!