Wed, Apr 29 | Agecroft Hall & Gardens

Staging ‘Virginian Princes’: Representations of Virginia Natives in English Drama

The settling of Jamestown led to an explosion of interest in England for the people colonist met there. Join us at Agecroft Hall as Dr. Elizabeth Sharrett explores the ways that these encounters were dramatized in England...
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Staging ‘Virginian Princes’: Representations of Virginia Natives in English Drama

Time & Location

Apr 29, 2020, 7:00 PM
Agecroft Hall & Gardens, 4305 Sulgrave Rd, Richmond, VA 23221, USA

About The Event

The settling of Jamestown led to an explosion of interest in England for the people colonist met there. Join us at Agecroft Hall as Dr. Elizabeth Sharrett explores the ways that these encounters were dramatized in England. We’ll look at George Chapman’s The Memorable Masque (1613), which featured ‘Virginian princes’ and Inigo Jones’s costume sketches for these characters. It will also consider wider representations of Native peoples in England, in particular their depiction in John White's watercolors and Theador de Bry's engravings of the Algonquin people of Roanoke Island in the 1580s. The imagination versus the reality of these depictions has fascinating implications both at the time and still today. 

Dr. Elizabeth Sharrett, Visiting Assistant Professor at Lynchburg College and PhD. From The Shakespeare Institute (University of Birmingham), Stratford-Upon Avon, UK 

$10 per person

$7 for students (please bring student ID)

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