Andrew Harris, professor of theatre history, play analysis and playwriting, has worked with senior theatre major Brian Hill on various projects for the last three years. When Harris wanted to develop a play from scratch, Hill seemed like the perfect fit.
In The Lady Revealed, Hill will portray Shakespearean scholar A.L. Rowse, who discovered the best candidate for the woman who inspired the Dark Lady of Shakespeare’s sonnets.
Harris traveled to England to receive permission to use Rowse’s works in the play. He and Hill plan to read the play this year — the 15th anniversary of Rowse’s death — and mount a production next year.
Both received UNT funding for the project from the Office of Research and Economic Development. Hill won an Undergraduate Research Fellowship and Harris earned a Research and Creativity Enhancement award.