Dramatic Reading and Musical Performance | Portrait of a Diva: Susannah Arne Cibber, Eighteenth-Century Superstar

Event time: 
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 5:30pm

A collaboration of Yale actors and musicians, led by Judith Malafronte, Joseph Roach, and Gavin Whitehead, will celebrate the acquisition of the portrait of Susannah Arne Cibber by the Elizabethan Club with selections from the cache of lively letters she exchanged with David Garrick, speeches from her greatest dramatic roles, and musical selections from her repertoire, including the heart-breaking aria Handel wrote especially for her—as well as court transcripts of the two adultery trials to which she was brutally (but not spuriously) subjected.

This event is co-sponsored by the Elizabethan Club of Yale University and the Yale Center for British Art.

Lecture Hall
Space is limited
(This venue is wheelchair accessible)
Open to: 
General Public