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Bringing Shakespeare's women to the stage

[Women of Shakespeare]
 In the Faculty Artist Series concert The Women of Shakespeare, Queen's faculty member Chick Reid, centre, is joined by Queen’s faculty pianist Julia Brook, left, and visiting soprano Donna Bennett. (Supplied Photo)

The Dan School of Drama and Music presents a Faculty Artist Series concert that combines both disciplines in a rather unusual concert on Sunday, Nov. 13 at Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. 

Commemorating the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare, Queen’s faculty member and Stratford veteran actor Chick Reid is joined by visiting soprano Donna Bennett, as they both present their favourite versions of some of the bard’s most beloved female characters in script and song in The Women of Shakespeare.  

Queen’s faculty member and pianist Julia Brook, adds instrumental colour from the keyboard. 

Excerpts include Romeo and Juliet, Anthony and Cleopatra, Hamlet, and others, as well as music from Handel to Cole Porter. 

Some of the characters to be performed by Chick include Juliet, Julia, Gertrude, Cleopatra, Queen Margaret, Miranda, Titania, Helena, Luciana and Katherina. The musical selections based on the same characters include songs by Applebaum, Purcell, Schubert, Bellini, Bernstein, Handel, Cole Porter, Vaughan Williams and Rodgers and Hart.

The show starts at 2:30 pm.

For ticketing information and to purchase tickets, visit the Isabel website.