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Lectures from the Allen Room and the Wertheim Study: La Pucelle, or Joan of Arc: a History by William Shakespeare - Shakespeare Week - II -starring Kate Eastman


April 16, 2013

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John Reed, author of A Still Small Voice (Delacorte), Snowball's Chance (Roof), and All The World's A Grave : A New Play By William Shakespeare (Penguin / Plume), takes apart and reconfigures the known works of Shakespeare to bring to life a Maid of Orleans worthy of the Bard.  The new history is comprised entirely of lines from Shakespeare.  On the eve of war, Joan, in splendorous madness, delivers a play-length soliloquy to her audience of soldiers, ghosts and demons.  More about John Reed at


Kate Eastman received her BFA from the Tisch School of the Arts (NYU), where she studied at the Stella Adler Studio, RADA, and the Experimental Theatre Wing.  Past roles include Elibea/Isabelle/Hypollita in The Illusion, Beatrice in the Off-Off-Broadway premiere of Carey’s Chainstore Massacre by W.M. Akers, and The Lady in Shakespeare the Dead  with the Pipeline Theatre Company. Additional credits include roles at the Smith Street Stage and Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Filmcredits include John Reed's Andy Presents Nothing Special, and roles in Storm and Coming Soon.
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