Shakespeare's Woman Project | Newberry

Shakespeare's Woman Project

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

The Newberry

Dr. Paul Hecht, Purdue University Northwest
Full. Waitlist only.
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

Stepping back a bit from older scholarly engagements with gender and sexuality in Shakespeare, this seminar proposes that we consider whether “woman” is an illuminating category in which to consider Shakespeare’s development across his entire career. How much is femininity visible as a project in Shakespeare, an ongoing area of thought and development? Major characters from which this discussion will draw include Joan of Arc, Adriana, Juliet, Helena, Portia, Rosalind, Gertrude, Cordelia, Paulina. Some attention will be given as well to significant portrayals of these characters from theatre history.

Cost and Registration Information 

Newberry Teachers’ Consortium members may register for this seminar through their designated membership contact as space permits. Non-member educators may register for this seminar by purchasing an individual membership at the time of registration. Registration for all NTC seminars opens Wednesday, September 6, 2017. For more information about NTC membership, please contact Charlotte Ross, Teacher Programs Manager, at

The seminar will be followed by a catered lunch. Registrants should RSVP for lunch to assist Teacher Programs staff in reducing waste.

A link to the assigned pre-readings for this seminar will be distributed to participants via email.

If you believe you are registered for this seminar but have not received an email confirmation or reminder, please contact Teacher Programs staff.