Women & Power Festival

In this moment of rising populism and Brexit, women’s rights are under threat, but hear this: women are rising. The #MeToo, #SayHerName and Time’s Up 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. Join the conversation to discover the role that theatre, music, art and poetry can play in exploring the intersections of gender, race and class that are at the centre of social change today. 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.


In Conversation: Measure for Measure

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Discover how the sexual politics of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure can help us to navigate our own moment. Featuring Mariah Gale, Gina Martin and Emma Whipday.
A queen sits on a throne in a red velvet gown looking away concerned

Continuing Professional Development: Shakespeare and Women

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This online workshop will equip teachers with strategies to facilitate conversations with their classes about sexism, misogyny and depictions of women in Shakespeare.