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Talks about the women who made Shakespeare coming to New Place in Stratford

Leamington Editorial 4th Mar, 2024   0

TALKS about the women who made Shakespeare are coming to New Place in Stratford.

The After Hours Talks, running from Friday March 15, will explore the women who made Shakespeare with a host of experts.

Across the year, authors, historians and academics will be joining the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust to delve deeper into the lives of the women who were living and working during the time of Shakespeare, inviting audiences in discussions on topics such as women writers in the English Renaissance period and the use of plants for domestic purposes.

After Hours Talks at New Place forms part of a special programme of events and activities taking place across the Shakespeare’s family homes in Stratford and online as the SBT explore the impact of the women closest to William Shakespeare and the lived experience of women in the late Tudor and early Jacobean period.




SBT spokesperson Rachael North said: ‘’These new talks are a unique opportunity for visitors to enjoy engaging discussion and debate led by experts in their field and our team in the idyllic surroundings of Shakespeare’s New Place.

‘’Inspired by our new theme, we want guests to walk away learning something new about the incredible women in Shakespeare’s life and the experience of those in the period.’’


Confirmed speakers include authors Amy McElroy, Margaret Willes, Nandini Das and members of the Trust’s learning team.

And to launch the programme, Prof Ramie Targoff will shed light on her latest book, Shakespeare’s Sisters, which explores the less understood and celebrated role of women writers in the Renaissance period.

After Hours Talks at New Place will run monthly from Friday 15 March to November 2024.

For more information visit https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/visit/whats-on/after-hours-talks-at-new-place/

Across the year, authors, historians and academics will be joining the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust to delve deeper into the lives of the women who were living and working during the time of Shakespeare, inviting audiences in discussions on topics such as women writers in the English Renaissance period and the use of plants for domestic purposes.

After Hours Talks at New Place forms part of a special programme of events and activities taking place across the Shakespeare’s family homes in Stratford and online as the SBT explore the impact of the women closest to William Shakespeare and the lived experience of women in the late Tudor and early Jacobean period.

SBT spokesperson Rachael North said: ‘’These new talks are a unique opportunity for visitors to enjoy engaging discussion and debate led by experts in their field and our team in the idyllic surroundings of Shakespeare’s New Place.

‘’Inspired by our new theme, we want guests to walk away learning something new about the incredible women in Shakespeare’s life and the experience of those in the period.’’

Confirmed speakers include authors Amy McElroy, Margaret Willes, Nandini Das and members of the Trust’s learning team.

And to launch the programme, Prof Ramie Targoff will shed light on her latest book, Shakespeare’s Sisters, which explores the less understood and celebrated role of women writers in the Renaissance period.

After Hours Talks at New Place will run monthly from Friday 15 March to November 2024.

For more information visit https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/visit/whats-on/after-hours-talks-at-new-place/

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