Recently rediscovered in Boston, Massachusetts, this Restoration comedy tells of the trials and triumphs of the eponymous ‘Dutch Lady’ in and around Gray’s Inn as she negotiates the 17th-century marriage market. Performed by a cast of professional actors and lawyers. Supported by Abilene Christian University, USA. Instinctive, adrenaline-filled and inventive, the Read Not Dead ground rules are simple. Actors rehearse the play on a Sunday morning and present it, script-in-hand, to an audience later that afternoon. The Read Not Dead series is dedicated to reviving plays from the early modern period. Our annual reading in Gray’s Inn Hall – venue for the first recorded performance of The Comedy of Errors– brings together Globe actors and leading lawyers in one of the most beautiful Shakespeare venues in the country.