'For the past two years we have been slowly developing a project based on Joan of Arc as she appears in Shakespeare’s history plays. A script has involved that uses not only Shakespeare’s words but also those of Joan herself as recorded in her trials. And we have widened the scope of the text to incorporate elements of Shakesqueer, our performance about cross-dressing and gender identity.

A first text was workshopped at The University of Port Elizabeth in 2000 and later developed at The Actors Centre London. A workshop performance with actors from England, Poland and France will be given at our home at the Astor Theatre, Deal in March 2002. This will subsequently be filmed for development as a video project.'


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