Emilia

Author(s): Morgan Lloyd Malcolm

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'Men, who forgetting they were born of women, nourished of women, and if they were not of the means of women, they would be quite extinguished out of the world, and a final end of them all; do like vipers deface the wombs wherein they were bred.' Emilia Bassano, 'To the Vertuous Reader'

In 1611 Emilia Bassano penned these words to her 'Vertuous Reader', as part of a volume of radical, feminist and subversive poetry. It was one of the first published collections of poetry written by a woman in England.

The little we know of Emilia Bassano is restricted to the possibility that she may have been the 'Dark Lady' of Shakespeare's Sonnets - and the rest of Her Story has been erased by History. Commissioned specifically for Shakespeare's Globe, and with an all-female cast, this world premiere will reveal the life of Emilia: poet, mother and feminist. This time, the focus will be on this exceptional woman who managed to outlive all the men the history books tethered her to.

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General Fields

  • : 9781786824813
  • : Oberon Books, Limited
  • : Oberon Books, Limited
  • : October 2018
  • : .37 Inches X 5.21 Inches X 8.34 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Morgan Lloyd Malcolm
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 176