This is an essay about some of the women who play, or choose not to play, Shakespeare’s women in contemporary British theatre. In looking at a variety of different kinds of feminist reinterpretations of Shakespeare, not only in theory but also in practice, it becomes clear that such factors as the performer’s relationship to Shakespeare’s women and issues such as social and economic support for new work by women must inform discussion of women’s roles in (and in creating alternatives to) the Shakespearean canon.
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