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Women and Shakespeare

'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. Series 1 is sponsored by NYU Global Faculty Fund Award.

Tracks

S5: E1: Poonam Trivedi on Shakespeare & India
Dr Poonam Trivedi discusses Shakespeare in India and talks about her germinal co-edited collections, such as India's Shakespeare: Translation, Interpretation and Performance, Shakespeare and Indian Cinemas: Local Habitations, Re-playing Shakespeare in Asia. For a complete episode transcript, click http://www.womenandshakespeare.comInterviewer: Varsha PanjwaniGuest: Poonam TrivediResearchers:   Amira Motair & Aidan HughesProducers:  Kendall Beitler & Casey BachnerTranscript: Benjamin PooreArtwork: Wenqi WanSuggested Citation:  Trivedi, Poonam in conversation with Panjwani, Varsha (2024). Poonam Trivedi on Shakespeare & India [Podcast], Series 5, Ep.1. http://womenandshakespeare.com/Twitter: @earlymoderndoc Insta: earlymoderndocEmail: earlymoderndoc@gmail.com
40:35 4/18/24
S4: E6: Tiffany Stern on Rehearsal Practices, Ballads, Popular Entertainments
In this episode, Professor Tiffany Stern discusses her books and tells us about rehearsal practices, ballads, and popular entertainments in Shakespeare's day. She also tells us about being a general editor and editing The Tempest. For a complete episode transcript, click http://www.womenandshakespeare.comInterviewer: Varsha PanjwaniGuest: Tiffany Stern Researchers:  Sonia Kukula & Annika Suderburg  Producers:   Isabella DeJoy & Emma Munson Transcript: Benjamin PooreArtwork: Wenqi WanSuggested Citation:  Stern, Tiffany in conversation with Panjwani, Varsha (2024). Tiffany Stern on Rehearsal Practices, Ballads, Popular Entertainments [Podcast], Series 4, Ep. 6. http://womenandshakespeare.com/Twitter: @earlymoderndoc Insta: earlymoderndocEmail: earlymoderndoc@gmail.com
42:57 2/23/24
S4: E5: Lolita Chakrabarti on Red Velvet and Hamnet
In this episode, playwright and actress, Lolita Chakrabarti, talks about her plays, Red Velvet and Hamnet.For a complete episode transcript, click http://www.womenandshakespeare.comInterviewer: Varsha PanjwaniGuest: Lolita Chakrabarti Researchers: Marie Tagbo & Sophie Massey Producers: Audrey Kim Chung & Niraj Nair  Transcript: Benjamin PooreArtwork: Wenqi WanSuggested Citation:  Chakrabarti, Lolita in conversation with Panjwani, Varsha (2024). Lolita Chakrabarti on Red Velvet and Hamnet [Podcast], Series 4, Ep. 5. http://womenandshakespeare.com/Twitter: @earlymoderndoc Insta: earlymoderndocEmail: earlymoderndoc@gmail.com
36:07 1/23/24
S4: E4: Emily Ingram on Shakespeare, Popular Culture, and Props
In this episode, the artistic-director of 'Some Kind of Theatre', Emily Ingram, talks about Shakespeare, Popular Culture, and Props. Find out more about her company here: https://www.somekindoftheatre.co.ukFor a complete episode transcript, click http://www.womenandshakespeare.comInterviewer: Varsha PanjwaniGuest: Emily IngramResearcher: Farah Elrakhawi Producers: Isabella DeJoy & Chance Ortiz-SorrentiTranscript: Benjamin PooreArtwork: Wenqi WanSuggested Citation:  Ingram, Emily in conversation with Panjwani, Varsha (2023). Emily Ingram on Shakespeare, Popular Culture, and Props. Women & Shakespeare [Podcast], Series 4, Ep. 4. http://womenandshakespeare.com/Twitter: @earlymoderndoc Insta: earlymoderndocEmail: earlymoderndoc@gmail.com
33:14 12/23/23
S4: E3: Ella Hawkins on Period Dress in Contemporary Shakespeare Performance & Biscuit Art
In this episode, Ella Hawkins talks about her book on 'Period Dress' in contemporary Shakespeare performance and about her biscuit art. Her book is available in different formats: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/shakespeare-in-elizabethan-costume-9781350234420/Check out her Instagram: ellamchawkFor a complete episode transcript, click http://www.womenandshakespeare.comInterviewer: Varsha PanjwaniGuest: Ella HawkinsProducer: Varsha PanjwaniTranscript: Benjamin PooreArtwork: Wenqi WanSuggested Citation:  Hawkins, Ella in conversation with Panjwani, Varsha (2023). Ella Hawkins on Period Dress in Contemporary Shakespeare Performance & Biscuit Art. Women & Shakespeare [Podcast], Series 4, Ep. 3. http://womenandshakespeare.com/Twitter: @earlymoderndoc Insta: earlymoderndocEmail: earlymoderndoc@gmail.com
36:43 8/21/23
S4: E2: Hannah Khalil on adapting *Henry VIII* for Shakespeare's Globe
In this episode, Playwright Hannah Khalil talks about her adaptation of Henry VIII at Shakespeare's Globe. Check out the first anthology of her plays: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/hannah-khalil-plays-of-arabic-heritage-9781350242197/ Check out her website: https://hannahkhalil.com/For a complete episode transcript, click http://www.womenandshakespeare.com Interviewer: Varsha PanjwaniGuest: Hannah KhalilProducers: Trixie Rodriguez & Sydney PartinResearch Consultant & Transcript: Benjamin PooreArtwork: Wenqi WanSuggested Citation:  Khalil, Hannah in conversation with Panjwani, Varsha (2023). Hannah Khalil on adapting Henry VIII for Shakespeare's Globe . Women & Shakespeare [Podcast], Series 4, Ep. 2. http://womenandshakespeare.com/Twitter: @earlymoderndoc Insta: earlymoderndocEmail: earlymoderndoc@gmail.com
34:43 6/23/23
S4:E1: Emma Smith on Approaching Shakespeare, First Folio, and Portable Magic of Books
In this episode, Professor Emma Smith talks about her podcast *Approaching Shakespeare* and her wonderful books *This is Shakespeare*, *Shakespeare's First Folio*, and *Portable Magic*.Her podcast can be accessed from here:  https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/approaching-shakespeareFor a complete episode transcript, check out http://www.womenandshakespeare.com Interviewer: Varsha PanjwaniGuest: Emma SmithProducer: Peyton HarmonTranscript: Benjamin PooreArtwork: Wenqi WanTwitter: @earlymoderndoc Insta: earlymoderndocEmail: earlymoderndoc@gmail.com
36:19 4/23/23
S3: E6: Wendy Lennon on Shakespeare, Race, and Pedagogy
Academic Wendy Lennon talks about Shakespeare, Race, and Pedagogy. Find out more about her work here: https://www.shakeracepedagogy.com/For a complete episode transcript, check out http://www.womenandshakespeare.com Interviewer: Varsha PanjwaniGuest: Wendy LennonProducers: Emily Pepper & Marisa ValentinoArtwork: Mr Wenqi WanTwitter: @earlymoderndoc Insta: earlymoderndocEmail: earlymoderndoc@gmail.com
24:02 11/23/22
S3: E5: Lyn Gardner on Reviewing Shakespeare
Theatre critic, Lyn Gardner, talks about reviewing Shakespeare, theatre, and culture.Read her reviews & column here: https://www.thestage.co.uk/author-lyn-gardnerFor a complete episode transcript, check out http://www.womenandshakespeare.com Interviewer: Varsha PanjwaniGuest: Lyn GardnerProducer: Hannah KaskoArtwork: Wenqi WanTwitter: @earlymoderndoc Insta: earlymoderndocEmail: earlymoderndoc@gmail.com
34:42 10/23/22
S3: E4: Emma Whipday on Shakespeare's Sister, Shakespeare's Domestic Tragedies, and Practice-Based Research
Playwright and Academic, Emma Whipday talks about her play Shakespeare's Sister, her book Shakespeare's Domestic Tragedies: Violence in the Early Modern Home, and practice-based research. For a complete episode transcript, check out http://www.womenandshakespeare.com Interviewer: Varsha PanjwaniGuest: Emma Whipday [http://www.emmawhipday.com/]Research Leads: Brianna Clark & Ariana PérezProducer: Tyler Medina-MinervaArtwork: Wenqi WanSuggested Citation:  Whipday, Emma in conversation with Panjwani, Varsha (2022). Emma Whipday on Shakespeare's Sister, Shakespeare's Domestic Tragedies, and Practice-Based Research. Women & Shakespeare [Podcast], Series 3, Ep. 4. http://womenandshakespeare.com/Twitter: @earlymoderndoc Insta: earlymoderndocEmail: earlymoderndoc@gmail.com
35:31 7/23/22
S3: E3: Yarit Dor on Fight & Intimacy Direction in Shakespeare
In this episode, we discuss fight and intimacy direction in Shakespeare, especially in As You Like It, Hamlet, Richard II, & Romeo & Juliet. For more on Yarit Dor's work, check out https://www.yarit-dor.com/For a complete episode transcript, check out http://www.womenandshakespeare.com Interviewer: Dr Varsha PanjwaniGuest: Ms Yarit DorProducer: Mr Zeke TweedieArtwork: Mr Wenqi Wan Twitter: @earlymoderndoc Insta: earlymoderndocEmail: earlymoderndoc@gmail.com
34:21 6/23/22
S3: E2: Chloe Gong on Romeo & Juliet & YA Adaptations: These Violent Delights & Our Violent Ends
In this episode, we discuss Chloe Gong's intricate Young Adult Fantasy reworkings of Romeo & Juliet set in 1920s Shanghai: These Violent Delights & Our Violent Ends.For a complete episode transcript, check out http://www.womenandshakespeare.com Interviewer: Dr Varsha PanjwaniGuest: Ms Chloe GongResearch Lead: Ms Morgen ShungProducer: Ms Ellie ZwolenskyArtwork: Mr Wenqi Wan Twitter: @earlymoderndoc Insta: earlymoderndocEmail: earlymoderndoc@gmail.com
32:54 1/23/22
S3:E1: Sarah Olive on Shakespeare in Education
In this episode, we discuss Shakespeare in Education in the UK and South East Asia with Dr Sarah Olive.This episode is in collaboration with the British Shakespeare Association (BSA) https://www.britishshakespeare.ws/For a complete episode transcript, check out http://www.womenandshakespeare.com Interviewer: Dr Varsha PanjwaniProducer: Mr Zeke TweedieGuest: Dr Sarah OliveArtwork: Mr Wenqi Wan Twitter: @earlymoderndoc Insta: earlymoderndocEmail: earlymoderndoc@gmail.com
36:36 11/23/21
Something Old-Something New 2: Bonus Episode: Chris Bush with Ivanna Vargas
Chris Bush talks about her journey from being a university student to a successful playwright. Check out http://www.womenandshakespeare.com for a complete transcript.Interviewer: Ms Ivanna Vargas Guest: Ms Chris Bush Producer: Ms Kelly PayneEditing: Dr Varsha PanjwaniArtwork: Mr Wenqi Wan Twitter: @earlymoderndoc Insta: earlymoderndocEmail: earlymoderndoc@gmail.com
06:59 8/5/21
S2:E6: Mary Bly on Lizzie & Dante and Romeo & Juliet
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 Twitter: @earlymoderndoc Insta: earlymoderndocEmail: earlymoderndoc@gmail.com
32:41 7/22/21
S2:E5: Naomi Miller on Imperfect Alchemist, Mary Sidney Herbert, Mary Wroth
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 Twitter: @earlymoderndoc Insta: earlymoderndocEmail: earlymoderndoc@gmail.com
32:26 6/22/21
S2:E4:Part2: Adjoa Andoh on Richard II, Inclusive Theatre Lighting, Julius Caesar
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)Twitter: @earlymoderndoc Insta: earlymoderndocEmail: earlymoderndoc@gmail.com
20:43 6/4/21
S2:E4:Part1: Adjoa Andoh on Women of Colour, Richard II, Ulysses
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 AwardTwitter: @earlymoderndoc Insta: earlymoderndocEmail: earlymoderndoc@gmail.com
23:31 4/22/21
S2:E3:Nadia Nadarajah on Shakespeare in Sign Language (BSL), Celia, Titania, Guildenstern, Cleopatra
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 Suggested Citation: Nadarajah, Nadia in conversation with Panjwani, Varsha (2021). Nadia Nadarajah on Shakespeare in Sign Language (BSL), Celia, Titania, Guildenstern, Cleopatra [Podcast], Series 2, Ep. 3. http://womenandshakespeare.com/Sponsored by NYU Global Faculty Fund AwardTwitter: @earlymoderndoc Insta: earlymoderndocEmail: earlymoderndoc@gmail.com
26:50 3/23/21
S2:E2: Andrea Smith on Radio Shakespeares
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 Twitter: @earlymoderndoc Insta: earlymoderndocEmail: earlymoderndoc@gmail.com
28:05 2/23/21
Something Old-Something New 1: Bonus Episode: Janet Suzman with Lauren Grajewski
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 Twitter: @earlymoderndoc Insta: earlymoderndocEmail: earlymoderndoc@gmail.com
05:38 2/1/21
S2:E1: Professor Diana Henderson on Virginia Woolf, Shakespeare Films, and Shake-shifting
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 Twitter: @earlymoderndoc Insta: earlymoderndocEmail: earlymoderndoc@gmail.com
29:16 1/23/21
S1:E6: Janet Suzman on Hamlet, Othello, Antony & Cleopatra
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 AwardTwitter: @earlymoderndoc Insta: earlymoderndocEmail: earlymoderndoc@gmail.com
25:26 9/17/20
S1:E5: Kathryn Pogson on Portia, Ophelia, Lady Anne
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 AwardTwitter: @earlymoderndoc Insta: earlymoderndocEmail: earlymoderndoc@gmail.com
30:17 8/22/20
S1:E4:Farah-Karim Cooper on Shakespeare's Globe, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Cosmetics, Gestures
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 AwardTwitter: @earlymoderndoc Insta: earlymoderndocEmail: earlymoderndoc@gmail.com
29:20 7/22/20
S1:E3:Chris Bush on adapting A Midsummer Night's Dream, Pericles
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 AwardTwitter: @earlymoderndoc Insta: earlymoderndocEmail: earlymoderndoc@gmail.com
28:45 6/22/20
S1:E2:Dona Croll on Cleopatra, John of Gaunt, Black Actors in Britain
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 AwardTwitter: @earlymoderndoc Insta: earlymoderndocEmail: earlymoderndoc@gmail.com
25:29 5/22/20
S1:E1:Delia Jarrett-Macauley on 'Moses, Citizen & Me', 'Shakespeare, Race and Performance'
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 AwardTwitter: @earlymoderndoc Insta: earlymoderndocEmail: earlymoderndoc@gmail.com
23:37 4/23/20
Introduction: Bonus Episode
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 AwardTwitter: @earlymoderndoc Insta: earlymoderndocEmail: earlymoderndoc@gmail.com
07:18 3/7/20