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How Women took Shakespeare Across America

  • New Mexico Museum of Art • St. Francis Auditorium 107 West Palace Avenue Santa Fe, NM, 87501 United States (map)

Shakespeare and women have a long history together—from the first published critical response to Shakespeare by Margaret Cavendish in 1664; to the first known reading group, the Shakespeare Ladies Club in the early 1700s; to the Women’s Clubs that took Shakespeare across the entire country with the pioneers; to the preponderance of women at lectures about Shakespeare that inadvertently had a negative impact on Shakespeare in universities. Come discover how integral woman have been in the history of Shakespeare, particularly here in America! Presented by Robin Williams.


From women’s eyes this doctrine I derive:
They sparkle still the right Promethean fire;
They are the books, the arts, the academes,
That show, contain, and nourish all the world.
— Berowne in Love’s Labor’s Lost