I Have a Speech of Fire at Lancaster Castle
‘I Have A Speech of Fire’ is a dramatization of dialogues from across Shakespeare’s work, edited by Alison Findlay and staged in Lancaster Castle by the all-female Rose Company. The line ‘I have a speech of fire, that fain would blaze’ opens a lively performance exploring who has the power to speak? How does speech help to release, conjure or order emotions? Can silence speak louder than words? The show also includes dancing, wars of the roses, bad Russian accents, a codpiece, cloud-capped towers, etc.
The performance will be staged in A Wing of the former prison, at Lancaster Castle. This is a space not open to the public, and resonant with the echoes of former prisoners (including silent, ghostly appearances by the waif-like figure of young girl). Shakespeare’s lines ‘Within my mouth you have engaoled my tongue / Doubly portcullised with my teeth and lips’ will fill the prison with sound, recalling all whose tongues and bodies have been imprisoned.
Further details about the Season of Shakespeare are here on our Shakespeare Programme page
Tickets are £7. Direct link for booking for Friday 14 March @ 8pm is here http://online-payments.lancaster-university.co.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=1&deptid=6&catid=436&prodid=2049 and for Saturday 15 March @ 8pm is here http://online-payments.lancaster-university.co.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=1&deptid=6&catid=436&prodid=2050