Events

Harriet Walter: Brutus and Other Heroines

Harriet Walter in conversation with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran, discussing Harriet’s new book Brutus and Other Heroines.

A chance to hear insights into the great heroines Harriet has played, including Helena, Viola, Imogen, Lady Macbeth, Beatrice and Cleopatra, and her thoughts on playing Shakespeare's mature male characters, Brutus, Henry IV and Prospero.

Swan Theatre, Monday 19 December 2016, 5 - 5.45pm. Tickets cost £5.

www.rsc.org.uk/events/harriet-walter-brutus-and-other-heroines

Book:
Brutus and Other Heroines - Playing Shakespeare's Roles for Women

Contributor/Speaker:
Harriet Walter

Date:  Monday 19th December 2016 5.00pm
Location:  RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Harriet Walter: Redressing the Balance - Gender in Shakespeare

With recent productions of King Lear at the Old Vic, the Donmar’s trilogy of The Tempest, Henry IV and Julius Caesar, and the National Theatre's Twelfth Night in mind, a panel questions the reasons for, and challenges of, swapping the gender for some of Shakespeare’s key roles, and whether this makes them more relevant or accessible for today’s audience. What can an actress bring to these roles – and is there any fundamental difference in the way they must be played?

Guests include Harriet Walter, whose new book, Brutus and Other Heroines, is an exploration of the Shakespearean canon through the eyes of ‘a self-identified feminist actor’, as she describes herself.

Harriet Walter will be signing copies of her book, Brutus and Other Heroines, after the Platform.

Friday 31 March, 6pm
Running Time: 45 minutes approximately

Tickets £5 (£4 concessions) from www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/redressing-balance-gender-shakespeare

Book:
Brutus and Other Heroines - Playing Shakespeare's Roles for Women

Contributor/Speaker:
Harriet Walter

Date:  Friday 31st March 2017 6.00pm
Location:  National Theatre, London