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Shakespeare Plus: Medieval queens, the women who've edited Shakespeare, and more
Yarn on Shakespeare's 'Lady Editors'
women laboring on editions of Shakespeare's works have
received little credit or attention over the centuries.
On this Shakespeare Unlimited episode, Molly
Yarn brings to light some of their names and stories.
working on her book about the medieval queens Brunhild
and Fredegund, author Shelley Puhak stumbled across a
connection with Shakespeare: a battle strategy that you
may be familiar with from Macbeth.
What’s your favorite Shakespeare play? Best
disguise in Shakespeare? Most overrated Shakespeare play?
Tune in on Instagram Live for the Folger's fun, fast-paced,
Shakespearean chat show. We ask our guests 30
lightning-fast questions about their favorite—and least
favorite—things about the Bard. Mark these upcoming
episodes on your calendar:
Wed, Mar 9, 5pm ET
Shirine Babb, an actor
whom Folger audiences may know best for her performance as
Cleopatra in 2017, joins us to talk about playing Nerissa
in Theatre for New Audience and Shakespeare Theatre
Company's The Merchant of Venice.
Wed, Apr 20, 5pm ET
Missy Dunaway, an artist
and 2021-22 Folger artist-in-residence fellow, will share
about her Birds of Shakespeare project. (She will
also be a guest on Folger Director Michael Witmore's
interview series, Virtually Everything—an exclusive program
for Folger members.)
Image Credits: Shakespeare's 'Lady Editors' cover
image | The Dark Queens: The Bloody Rivalry that Forged the
Medieval World cover image | Shirine Babb and Missy
Dunaway | (detail) Giacomo Franco, Habitid’huomeni et
donnevenetiane: 1610. Folger Shakespeare Library. | Photo by Matt Riches
on Unsplash |
Frontispiece from 1922 edition of Tales from Shakespeare, by
Charles and Mary Lamb. Folger PR2877 L3 1922