Mucedorus–the woods, a running princess, a pursuing bear, a heroic shepherd, a scheming courtier, a comic servant, a wild man and a couple of kings. This is the base for the play that was reprinted more often than any other in the 17th century and was one of the quartos included in ‘Shakespeare Volume 1’ in Charles I’s library.
Mucedorus is the next play in the thread of KiSS readings exploring the contents of ‘Volume 1’ and we’ll be reading it at 6.30pm on Thursday, 3rd November, in the usual KiSS venue, the Gallery at the Rose in Kingston. Just come along and choose a role to read. You don’t need to know the play, you don’t need any experience. Come and sample one of the most fascinating items from the repertory of Shakespeare’s company.
Gerald Baker has provided a modernized text of the 1610 version for us to read. You can find a link to it here (mucedorus-formatted-for-reading) to print off yourself. If you’re unable to print it, please email Gerald at firstname.lastname@example.org (by the end of Wednesday 2nd) to print a copy. See you there!