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The Rape of Artemisia Gentileschi

Fri 4th – Sat 26th Aug 2017

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

“First documented rape trial.”

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A Drunken Sailor

SUMMARY

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1652) is one of the great Baroque artists. Her life changed when she was seventeen when she was violently raped by her father's friend, Agostino Tassi. Her father took the case to court and there followed eight months of humiliation and agony for Artemisia.

During the trial she was viciously tortured to see if she was telling the truth. The play examines the affect this had on her life and work and takes place 33 years after the trial.

Admission: £10(£8)

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