Shakespeare's Globe

Women & Power

  • 2019/Summer/WomenAndPower/Big

May, dates to be confirmed

Shakespeare's Globe

‘O tiger’s heart wrapt in a woman’s hide!’
Henry VI Part 3, Act I, scene 4

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Synopsis


In this moment of rising populism and Brexit, women’s rights are under threat, but hear this: women are rising.

The #MeToo, #SayHerName and #TimesUp campaigns testify to this fact. But there is much more work to do.

The Women & Power festival at Shakespeare’s Globe will ask some of the most important questions of our moment and explore the part that theatre, music, art and poetry have to play in social change. How does the work of Shakespeare speak to this moment of gender revolution? How can we use Shakespearean performance to tell our own stories of oppression and assault?

This festival includes performances, panel events, a scholarly symposium and workshops that will spotlight and prioritise the work and the voices of women of all backgrounds.