The Belle’s Stratagem: reviving the 18th century
22nd September 2011
INTERVIEW: JESSICA SWALE and MAGGIE STEED
The director and lead actor of the Red Handed Theatre Company’s revival of Hannah Cowley’s 1780 play, The Belle’s Stratagem (Southwark Playhouse), talk to Carole Woddis about the challenges and pleasures of reviving a forgotten classic. Recorded at RADA, 19 September 2011.
In Restoration plays at the end, the men and women do recognise each other but recognise qualities in each other that we really wouldn’t value so much.