A.L. Rowse shocked the world when he revealed the identity of the Dark Lady of Shakespeare’s sonnets. The Lady Revealed centers on an Oxford historian who finds the casebooks of an Elizabethan astrologer. Swept back in time to Shakespeare’s inner circle, he uncovers the identity of the Dark Lady of the Sonnets. Convinced his discovery will earn him the Royal Order of Merit, he realizes instead that he’s become the object of ridicule by the Oxbridge elite.
After a highly successful reading at Covent Garden’s Bates Theatre this past July, the new play The Lady Revealed, will receive another starry reading on Monday, March 16th (3PM) at New Dramatists (424 West 44th Street). Based on the life and works of A.L. Rowse, the reading will feature Bianca Amato, David Hywel-Baynes, Geoffrey Beevers, Patricia Conolly, Anthony Heald, Merritt Janson, T. Ryder Smith, Sam Underwood and Jake McCready.