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PEER INTO THE PLAYBILL

SHAKESPEAREAN WIDOWS

Lazaridis Hall, Tom Patterson Theatre
Thursday, September 1
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Lusty widows, wise widows, angry widows. In Hamlet, All’s Well That Ends Well, and Richard III, Shakespeare uses and goes beyond the stock character of the widow, revealing their potential for agency beyond that of other women of the time. Veteran company member Seana McKenna, with Thomas Luxon (Dartmouth College) and Margaret McGlynn (Western University), discuss what it’s like to play these characters and how Shakespeare’s contemporaries understood these women’s unique positions in Early Modern England.

Support for The Meighen Forum is generously provided by Kelly & Michael Meighen and The T.R. Meighen Family Foundation.


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