An evening to celebrate queen Elizabeth I in art, film, history and opera. Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry VIII, was Queen of England for 45 years from 1558 until her death in 1603. Her reign was an exciting time in Britain when it asserted itself as a major European power in politics, commerce and the arts, including the exploration triumphs of Sir Francis Drake; the defeat of the Spanish Armada and the “Golden Age” of Shakespeare. This presentation will survey her bio and key historical events; a number of her distinguished portraits in elaborate costume; and her amorous relationships with both Robert Leicester and Robert Devereux. You will see excerpts from opera and film starring Beverly Sills, Bette Davis, Sarah Robson, Errol Flynn, Helen Mirren and Cate Blanchett.

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