Shakespeare's Globe

Women & Power

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Monday 13 May - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Shakespeare's Globe

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


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.

Event Information

New events and contently being added, please check back regularly for more information.

Women and Power: Directing Theatre in the 21st Century
A panel event debating the issue of gender in modern day theatre directing.

In Conversation: Activism, Women and Power 
Dr Farah Karim-Cooper discusses activism and the battle for equality and human rights.

Women and Leadership: A Symposium 
This one-day symposium addresses the challenges women face in leadership roles in the Arts.

Research in Action: Engendering the Stage 
Discover the history of gendered performance on the Renaissance stage.