Lady Mary Wroth at the Loughton Festival

As part of the Loughton Festival, Sue Taylor, the Erato Consort and Recorders will present Mary Wroth’s Loughton: its Magic, its Poetry. Readings, madrigals and recorders celebrate the life and times of the Lady Mary Wroth, who was the first woman in England to publish a prose romance in 1621, amidst much controversy. The Countess of Montgomery’s Urania‘s scandalous autobiographical content raised early modern eyebrows. Wroth also composed the first known sonnet sequence by a woman.

9 May 2008 at 8pm
Tickets £7 / £6 on door.
Venue, The Lopping Hall, Loughton High Road.
Two minutes Loughton Station (Central Line).
Tel. 020 8508 2512
http://www.loughtonfestival.org.uk