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Discover Lady Jane Lumley's play "Iphigenia At Aulis"

Watch this short video which introduces Lady Jane Lumley and her play "Iphigenia at Aulis"

Lady Jane Lumley was the first person to make an English translation of Euripides’ classical tragedy “Iphigenia at Aulis”.

It is remarkable that a woman, rather than a man who attended grammar school or university, can claim this pioneering achievement.

Watch this short video in which Alison Findlay introduces Lady Jane Lumley, and consult the downloadable family tree of Sidney drama to see how she is related to:

  • Lady Jane Grey, the ‘Nine Days’ Queen’
  • Lady Mary Dudley and her daughter Mary, Countess of Pembroke and granddaughter, Lady Mary Wroth.

Then get a taste of the outspoken women in Lumley’s text by watching an extract from Rose Company Theatre’s all female production.

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