Lady Shakespeare, WhoAreYouWilliam

Lady Shakespeare 
Presented in English
Sala Ártika, Vigo, Spain and Edinburgh, Scotland    
June-August, 2016

Lady Shakespeare examines Elizabeth I as Shakespeare’s alter-ego. “In this play, I defend the idea that Elizabeth I was the author of many Shakespeare’s plays”, explains Lois Blanco, citing the basis of the play he has written and directed for the 2016 Fringe, in the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. This solo show is performed by Paula Blanco, a Spanish actress embodying seven different characters: four of Shakespeare’s central female characters, William Shakespeare himself and reigning monarch Elizabeth I.” --description from company website   

WhoAreYouWilliam Company
Performed by Paula Blanco
Written and directed by Lois Blanco Arauxo
Musician and Composer: Pol Oñate
Lighting and masks: Germán Gundín
Production crew: Fran Alvarez and Andrés Rozados

June 24-26, 2016, Sala Ártika, Vigo, Spain
August 15-28, 2016, Paradise in the Vault, Edinburgh, as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe       

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Selected Reviews:
"BroadwayBaby review (2 stars): "Thematically, Lady Shakespeare tackles some interesting aspects of gender identity, but it does so in a manner so convoluted and alienating that it is very hard to sit back and enjoy."

Edinburgh List review (2 stars): "This one-woman show looks like a great idea on paper – a modern feminist spin on the entwining perspectives of William Shakespeare's creations and Elizabeth I's proud ascension to the throne... But it fails to ignite and stays at one pace throughout, despite looking lovely with projected stained glass windows and evocative mood lighting."

Funding and Support:
Supported by Fundación SGAE and AGADIC (Axencia Galega das Industrias Culturais)