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Emilia

Emilia

Synopsis

William Shakespeare. Kit Marlowe. Emilia Bassano?

In 1611 Emilia Bassano penned these words to her ‘Vertuous Reader’, as part of a volume of radical, feminist and subversive poetry. It was also the first published collection of poetry written by a woman in England.  

The little we know of Emilia Bassano is restricted to the possibility that she may have been the ‘Dark Lady’ of Shakespeare’s Sonnets – and the rest of Her Story has been erased by History. Commissioned specifically for Shakespeare’s Globe, this world premiere will reveal the life of Emilia: poet, mother and feminist. This time, the focus will be on this exceptional woman who managed to outlive all the men the history books tethered her to.

 

Event details

Thu 30 Aug 2018, 7:30pm

Captioned by STAGETEXT

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Venue details

Shakespeare's Globe
21 New Globe Walk
Bankside
London
SE1 9DT

Phone: 020 7902 1409

Email: access@shakespearesglobe.com

Website: Shakespeare's Globe

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