Mysterious Mother Staged Reading

March 1, 2018
Act 4th, Scene 3d from "The Mysterious Mother" showing the Countess and Adeliza from a drawing by Lady Diana Beauclerk

The Mysterious Mother Staged Reading

May 2, 5:30 PM

Yale Center for British Art

The Lewis Walpole Library and the Yale Center for British Art are collaborating to present a staged reading of Horace Walpole’s 1768 play “The Mysterious Mother” on Wednesday, May 2, at 5:30 pm at the Yale Center for British Art Lecture Hall. Directed by Misty Anderson, Associate Professor of English, University of Tennessee, the performance will feature Georgina Lock, Nottingham Trent University Lecturer and former professional actress and screenwriter, as the Countess of Narbonne and professional dramaturg and theatre historian Chelsea Phillips (Assistant Professor, Villanova University) as Adeliza. The script has been abridged by David Worrall, Emeritus Professor of English at Nottingham Trent University. Like Dr. Worrall,  Drs. Anderson and Phillips have been Fellows at the Lewis Walpole Library.

For more information about the performance, please see our Concerts & Performances page.