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Powerful Contemporary Relevance: Blue Stockings at Shakespeare’s Globe

Repost: with One Stop Arts closing, I migrated this review here. In a time when young women are still shot in the head for pursuing the right to an education, the conflicts explored in Jessica Swale’s first play, Blue Stockings, could not be more urgent. John Dove directs a witty and rousing production at Shakespeare’s Globe. … Continue reading

Reviews

Powerful Contemporary Relevance: Blue Stockings at Shakespeare’s Globe

Repost: with One Stop Arts closing, I migrated this review here. In a time when young women are still shot in the head for pursuing the right to an education, the conflicts explored in Jessica Swale’s first play, Blue Stockings, could not be more urgent. John Dove directs a witty and rousing production at Shakespeare’s Globe. … Continue reading

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Merry Widows and Gay Divorcees: Gender & Power in Marriage Narratives

After reading my friend & colleague Dr Jem Bloomfield’s post on Twelfth Night and “Mapp and Lucia”, which focused on the discomforts caused by sexual tension (or imagined sexual tension) between sets of people in social power relationships of inequality, I had some follow-up thoughts.  For Jem, the focus of these two narratives on “the … Continue reading