The Duchess of Malfi, John Webster – GI 19 656
1 April 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 1 April 2020
Tutor: Davina Robinson Bachelor of Education with HonoursGo to all Courses Go to all Spring Term 2020
Webster’s Jacobean Tragedy The Duchess of Malfi is based on true historical events. Written in 1612 and reflecting the discontent towards the English court, it is a macabre and tragic, yet compelling play. We will read and explore the play together in a supportive atmosphere. This will open up opportunities for discussion and sharing ideas. Please bring a copy of the play with you.
About the Speaker
Davina graduated from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with an Honours degree in Speech and Drama. Upon leaving she worked as a founder member of a theatre-in-education company Eclipse Theatre Co. in and around London. Davina worked for 28 years as Director of Drama in schools in London, Berkshire, Surrey and Hampshire.
In addition, she spent 7 years as a part-time Youth Arts Worker for Surrey; creating extra-curricular performing activities and arts experience for young people county wide. Davina is a judge for the English Speaking Union, a freelance Drama Consultant for secondary schools, she directs and produces productions and is also a bookkeeper for various organisations.
Davina loves theatre and performing but also has a menagerie of animals, including the usual dog and cat, as well as Pygmy goats, donkeys and alpacas.
V Café at The Guildford Institute provides a friendly catering service using high quality, fresh, vegetarian and vegan ingredients.
The perfect way to give a treat to someone special who takes real pleasure in learning new things and taking part in great activities.