THE DUCHESS

A short play by Nicola Baldwin

Directed by Saskia Marland

DUCHESSE D’ELBEUF: Nicola Sanderson

ELISABETH-HELENE: Harriet Leitch

SYLVIE-LOUISE: Stephanie Houtman

HISTORICAL ADVISER: Professor Colin Jones

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE: Dr Simon Macdonald

PRODUCER (ART MUSEUM): Helen Pike

CURATOR (ART MUSEUM): Dr Andrea Fredericksen

 

Innocente-Catherine Rougé, elderly Duchess of Elbeuf, witnesses the French Revolution and Terror from a grand house overlooking the guillotine. As other aristocrats are arrested, executed, or flee, the Duchess writes secret letters about her life.

At the height of the Terror in 1793, we enter Hotel d’Elbeuf to hear the indomitable Duchess’ tips for surviving Revolution. Until her servants Elisabeth and Sylvie unleash rebellions of their own.

The play lasts 20 minutes and is part of Revolutionary Encounters Late, an evening of Revolutionary art & performance for Witnessing Terror exhibition.

UCL Art Museum

South Cloisters,Wilkins Building

University College London WC1E 6BT

 

26 March, 19.00-21.30   

Tickets:  £5/£8

Performances

19.00; 19.30; 20.00; 20.40; 21.10. Other events to run continuously during the evening.

About the Duchess d’Elbeuf

The Duchess’ letters were discovered in the Paris police archives by Professor Colin Jones of QMUL. You can find out more about the Duchess D’Elbeuf and Professor Colin Jones and Dr Simon Macdonald’s project to translate her letters on the Revolutionary Duchess website.

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