By Any Other Name

A Reading of A New Musical

by Dan Rubins '16

Poster of By Any Other Name

Do you not know I am a woman? - William Shakespeare, As You Like ItThe year is 1587. Aspiring author Aemilia Bassano leaves the safety of the home of Countess Susan Bertie, where she has been educated, in order to pursue a life of luxury as the mistress of the Baron Henry Carey. Instead, she finds herself caught in a web of deceptions involving the greatest playwright of her time – and ours: William Shakespeare. By Any Other Name is an historical fantasy that explores what it means to find your voice in a world that will not hear it. All guests on the waitlist are expected to be admitted so please come even if a performance appears sold out!

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Performance Dates & Times

April 1, 2016 - 8:00pm

April 2, 2016 - 2:00pm

April 2, 2016 - 8:00pm


Saybrook Underbrook

Venue Accessibility: 
Lobby is accessible via elevator near the Head of College's office inside entryway I. Balcony level seating is accessible via lobby entrance. Stage level seating requires the use of stairs.


Aemilia Bassano
Countess Susan Bertie
Baron Henry Carey
Alfonso Lanier

Production Team

Musical Director
Musical Director
Stage Manager