Mary and Claire: A Defence of Poetry
    By Natalie Reeve

    21:30, Mon 26th October 2015 at Corpus Playroom
    Michaelmas Week 3

    The Drury Lane Theatre, after-hours, 1828. Six years after the death of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Shelley and her stepsister Claire - ersatz lover of Lord Byron - reunite in an attempt to salvage their poets' dwindling reputations. Mary has written the truth about their history, and now Claire wants to stage it, perform between them the story of Byron and Shelley. And so, with all due fear, self-indulgence, and dramaturgical fiasco, they begin to do just that.


    Mary Shelley
    Claire Clairmont

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