The Pendant Shakespeare
The Rape of Lucrece
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Air Date Part 1 - May 19, 2008
Part 2 - June 16
Part 3 - July 21
Part 4 - August 18
Part 5 - September 15
Written by

William Shakespeare

Directed by David Alexander McDonald
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The poem explores the fleshly desires (and their ensuing fallout) of Tarquin (Sextus Tarquinius), the Roman soldier who rapes Lucrece; wife of fellow soldier, Collatine.


David Ault as William Shakespeare

Philip Weber as the argument

David Alexander McDonald as the reader

Poem TextEdit

The Rape of Lucrece Poem Text


  • This performance marked Pendant's first dramatic reading of a Shakespeare poem.