Shakespeare Dallas presents Shakespeare and the Suffragists
Shakespeare and the Suffragists is a new virtual performance project honoring the centennial passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted many women the right to vote. It was conceived and directed by Shakespeare Dallas’ associate artistic director Jenni Stewart and co-written by Stewart along with filmmaker Julia Dyer.
The unique performance will examine Shakespeare’s more feminist texts and how they have been interpreted over time. Through the lens of four historical female figures, Stewart and Dyer will shed new light on how Shakespeare’s works might have shaped the Suffragist movement and the ways in which his characters and monologues would have resonated in the 1920s. And as America begins voting, this innovative work is all the more timely and relevant.
The production will be available for streaming through November 30. Registration also includes access to a virtual Town Hall with Stewart, Dyer, and several of the actors on October 19 at 7 pm.