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2:55 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Shakesperean Vet Portrays Anne Hathaway in "Shakespeare's Will"

What did William Shakespeare leave to his wife upon his death? That's the question raised in "Shakespeare's Will," the one-actress play coming to MSU this weekend.

Seana McKenna portrays Anne Hathaway in 'Shakespeare's Will'
Credit Courtesy / Wharton Center

What did William Shakespeare leave to his wife upon his death? That's the question raised in "Shakespeare's Will," the one-actress play coming to MSU this weekend.

It's a will, and if you're looking for poetry in the will, you'll be sorely mistaken. -- Seana McKenna

WKAR's Scott Pohl talked about the play with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival veteran who plays Anne Hathaway in the production, Seana McKenna.

She says there's a lot going on in this story of a woman's 34-year marriage to a man she rarely saw.

McKenna describes the play as "packed... dense... very funny." She also considers it to be accessible, told in a modern vernacular except for one sonnet.

"Shakespeare's Will" is at the Pasant Theatre at MSU's Wharton Center tonight at 7:30. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Because of some mature content, the play is considered appropriate for ages 13 and up.