Shakespeare’s Queen Margaret in performance

One performance only, 18 February, Perth.

The University of Western Australia and the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions are facilitating a fabulous opportunity to hear the words of one of Shakespeare’s most compelling and yet least performed characters.

C19th ink portrait of a medieval queen.
Margaret imagined in a 19th Century engraving by W. Joseph Edwards

Queen Margaret d’Anjou appears in four of Shakespeare’s plays, more than any other character. However, three are the sequential parts of Henry VI, which is rarely staged, and her role in the much more popular Richard III is often (disgracefully!) cut. When her portions of this history cycle are put together what emerges is a vivid, striking portrait of multi-faceted woman who is both victim and villain, triumphant and vanquished, admirable and abhorrent at different points in her long life.

Date: Thursday 18 February 2016
Time: 1–2pm
Venue: Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA
Contact: Bob White (

Free and open to the public. No ticket required

Full details here