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Women and Shakespeare

Author: Dr Varsha Panjwani

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'Women and Shakespeare' features conversations with diverse creatives and academics who are involved in making and interpreting Shakespeare. In the conversations, we find out both how Shakespeare is used to amplify the voices of women today and how women are redefining the world's most famous writer. Sponsored by NYU Global Faculty Fund Award.
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In this episode, we discuss Professor Mary Bly's novel,  Lizzie & Dante,  which is an intricate reworking of Romeo & Juliet.For a complete episode transcript, check out http://www.womenandshakespeare.com Interviewer & Producer: Dr Varsha PanjwaniGuest: Professor Mary BlyArtwork: Mr Wenqi Wan 
In this episode, we discuss Professor Naomi Miller's novel,  Imperfect Alchemist,  which revolves around Mary Sidney Herbert and her bond with a maidservant and artist Rose. You can find the paperback here: https://amzn.to/3x4AdKX For a complete episode transcript, check out http://www.womenandshakespeare.com Interviewer: Dr Varsha PanjwaniGuest: Professor Naomi MillerProducer: Mr Zeke TweedieArtwork: Mr Wenqi Wan 
In this Birthday episode, part-2, we discuss the all-women-of-colour Richard II, inclusive theatre lighting, and Julius Caesar. This episode is a collaboration with a special issue of the journal, Otherness: Essays and Studies. Edited by Dr. Anne Sophie Refskou, the special issue is all about 'representing (and misrepresenting) the title characters in Richard II and Richard II'. Listeners will find a wealth of both contextual material for Andoh's production as well as good companion pieces here: https://www.otherness.dk/journal/otherness-essays-studies-82/The production was recorded by Andoh’s company ‘Swinging the Lens’ and is available here: https://youtu.be/BHrXAJ93hRUFor a complete transcript, check out http://www.womenandshakespeare.com Interviewer & Producer: Varsha PanjwaniGuest: Adjoa AndohArtwork: Wenqi Wan Part-Sponsored by NYU (London)
In this Birthday episode, we discuss the women of colour who shape Shakespeare and Britain, Ulysses, and the all-women-of-colour Richard II. This is part-1 of a two-part conversation.   This episode is a collaboration with a special issue of the journal, Otherness: Essays and Studies. Edited by Dr. Anne Sophie Refskou, the special issue is all about 'representing (and misrepresenting) the title characters in Richard II and Richard II'. Listeners will find a wealth of both contextual material for Andoh's production as well as good companion pieces here: https://www.otherness.dk/journal/otherness-essays-studies-82/Check out http://www.womenandshakespeare.com for a complete transcript.Interviewer & Producer: Varsha PanjwaniGuest: Adjoa AndohArtwork: Wenqi Wan Part-Sponsored by NYU Global Faculty Fund AwardInterviewer & Producer: Varsha PanjwaniGuest: Adjoa AndohArtwork: Wenqi Wan Part-Sponsored by NYU Global Faculty Fund Award
We discuss Shakespeare in British Sign Language (BSL), deaf actors, Celia, Titania, Guildenstern, and Cleopatra.  Check out http://www.womenandshakespeare.com for a complete transcript. Interviewer & Producer: Dr Varsha PanjwaniGuest: Ms Nadia NadarajahInterpreter: Ms Linda BruceArtwork: Mr Wenqi Wan Sponsored by NYU Global Faculty Fund Award
We discuss Radio Shakespeares in the UK, accents, silent characters, and teaching resources.  Check out http://www.womenandshakespeare.com for a complete transcript. Contact Andrea Smith @AndreaUEA for more listening suggestions!Interviewer & Producer: Dr Varsha PanjwaniGuest: Andrea SmithArtwork: Mr Wenqi Wan 
We discuss Virginia Woolf's collaborations with Shakespeare, Shakespeare Films, adaptations and Shake-shifting, and collaborative models for the discipline. Check out http://www.womenandshakespeare.com for a complete transcript.Interviewer: Dr Varsha Panjwani Guest: Professor Diana HendersonProducers: Mr Kyle Eber and Ms Zoey LiuArtwork: Mr Wenqi Wan 
In this episode, we discuss Janet Suzman's productions of Hamlet, Othello, and Antony and Cleopatra in South Africa and England. Check out http://www.womenandshakespeare.com for a complete transcript.Interviewer: Dr Varsha Panjwani Guest: Dame Janet SuzmanProducer: Ivanna VargasArtwork: Mr Wenqi Wan Sponsored by NYU Global Faculty Fund Award
In this episode, we discuss Shakespeare's young women - Portia, Ophelia, and Lady Anne and the way in which they navigate a patriarchal world. Check out http://www.womenandshakespeare.com for a complete transcript.Interviewer: Dr Varsha Panjwani Guest: Kathryn PogsonProducer: Ms Karen Jessica StewartArtwork: Mr Wenqi Wan Sponsored by NYU Global Faculty Fund Award
In this episode, we discuss Shakespeare's Globe, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, cosmetics, and gestures and the way in which they are connected to race, women, and power. Check out http://www.womenandshakespeare.com for a complete transcript.Interviewer: Dr Varsha Panjwani Guest: Professor Farah Karim-CooperProducer: Ms Lauren Yingqi CheungArtwork: Mr Wenqi Wan Sponsored by NYU Global Faculty Fund Award
In this episode, we discuss Chris Bush's Shakespeare-based community musical plays, Dream and Pericles. We also talk about democratizing Shakespeare through community theatre. Check out http://www.womenandshakespeare.com for a complete transcript.Interviewer: Dr Varsha Panjwani Guest: Ms Chris BushProducer: Ms Kelly PayneArtwork: Mr Wenqi Wan Sponsored by NYU Global Faculty Fund Award
In this episode, we discuss Dona Croll's portrayal of Cleopatra (she was the first black Cleopatra on the professional British stage) and John of Gaunt in Richard II at Shakespeare’s Globe. We also talk about the experience of black actors in the British theatre industry. Check out http://www.womenandshakespeare.com for a complete transcript.Interviewer: Dr Varsha Panjwani Guest: Ms Dona CrollProducer: Ms Lauren Yingqi CheungArtwork: Mr Wenqi Wan Sponsored by NYU Global Faculty Fund Award
In this episode, we discuss Dr Delia Jarrett-Macauley's novel, Moses, Citizen & Me, which revolves around a production of Julius Caesar by child soldiers in Africa, and her edited collection Shakespeare, Race and Performance. Check out http://www.womenandshakespeare.com for a complete transcript.Interviewer: Dr Varsha Panjwani Guest: Dr Delia Jarrett-MacauleyProducer: Ms Karen Jessica StewartArtwork: Mr Wenqi Wan Sponsored by NYU Global Faculty Fund Award
In this episode, I discuss why the podcast series was created and why everyone should listen to it. Check out http://www.womenandshakespeare.com for transcripts.Creator: Dr Varsha PanjwaniInterviewer: Ms Apurva Kothari Producer: Mr Davis StephensArtwork: Mr Wenqi Wan Funded by NYU Global Faculty Fund Award
Janet Suzman tells us about playing in Richard III on the night that Kennedy was shot. Check out http://www.womenandshakespeare.com for a complete transcript.Interviewer: Ms Lauren Grajewski Guest: Dame Janet SuzmanProducer: Ms Ivanna VargasEditing: Dr Varsha PanjwaniArtwork: Mr Wenqi Wan 
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