Shakespeare Speaker Series: Women, Gender, and Speech

Saturday March 30th 2024 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM


Cost / Admission

Free with registration

What place did women occupy in Shakespeare’s culture, and how was speech a defining characteristic of gender?

Prof. Heidi Brayman will discuss the women in Shakespeare’s plays who embody the female stereotypes perfectly and others who challenge Renaissance cultural assumptions about gender. To address Shakespeare’s women characters today will be to mark sharp historical differences between English Renaissance and contemporary American cultures, but also to recognize the stark continuities that stubbornly persist.

Heidi Brayman is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside. She teaches and publishes on Shakespeare and on women’s writing and literacy within Renaissance culture.

This talk is free and open to all. Please register below.

Saturday, March 30, 2024
11:00 a.m. PST

This event is part of , a public humanities project staged by 山 and other regional arts organizations from September 2023 through May 2024.

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