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Shakespeare By Women

A One-Day, Public Conference

A highlight of the Shakespeare Birthday Weekend Celebrations

This is your chance to join an esteemed panel of academics to explore the impact of women on the continued legacy of William Shakespeare at a special one-day conference in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon.


  • Lena Orlin (Georgetown University) presents more of her research into the female experience of the Shakespeares' neighbours
  • Laurie Maguire (University of Oxford) reflects on her current book project about Judith Shakespeare/Quiney
  • Lois Potter (University of Delaware) considers the challenges and joys of writing her biography of Shakespeare
  • Charlotte Scott (Shakespeare Birthplace Trust) presents the new, female-focussed exhibition, Hidden Voices at Shakespeare’s New Place
  • The day is chaired by Paul Edmondson, Head of Research, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

In-person attendees will also have the opportunity to explore the new exhibition during their visit.

The day culminates in the ever-popular Shakespeare Birthday Lecture, where all four speakers will be in conversation, chaired by Charlotte Scott, Director of Knowledge and Engagement, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

Part of The Women Who Made Shakespeare programme.

Booking Details

The conference takes place from 10am to 4pm, with arrivals from 9:30am. Guests can attend in-person, or online.

The Shakespeare Birthday lecture takes place from 4pm to 5pm and is included in the whole day ticket. Please note: the Birthday lecture will be livestreamed.

Tickets - available now
, all day (includes Birthday Lecture): £20
In-person, all day: £30
Ticket price includes admission to 'Hidden Voices: The Women Who Made Shakespeare' exhibition at Shakespeare’s New Place, and refreshment breaks (lunch own arrangements).

The Shakespeare Birthday Lecture only: £10

Tickets can be purchased online or on the door, though it is recommended to book online, in advance, as places are limited.

The Shakespeare Birthday Lecture is co-presented by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust with the University of Birmingham.

The One-Day Conference is taking place at The Shakespeare Institute, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HP.

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