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Was Shakespeare a Feminist? Dame Harriet Walter Explores His Legacy For Women

Harriet Walter

60 mins watch time

Posted August 2020

Culture

Was Shakespeare a patriarch or a proto-feminist? How would the canon be different if Shakespeare had written for women, not boys playing women? These are just a few of the vital questions which renowned Shakespearean actor Dame Harriet Walter has to ask when tackling the great female creations of Elizabethan theatre. Her answers help to explain what Shakespeare’s legacy means for the female actor in the 21st century.