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Shakespeare’s Women - Sluts and Wenches

Alternative title
Shakespeare’s Best Supporting Female Roles
Synopsis
Last in a radio series on Shakespeare’s ‘Best Supporting female roles’. Presenter Judi Herman talks to some of the women playing parts of the ‘country wenches’, such as Audrey and Phoebe from As You Like It , Mopsa and Dorcas in The Winter’s Tale and the ‘town wench’ Doll Tearsheet from Henry IV, Part 2, and also to Pippa Guard, lecturer in Drama and English at the University of Greenwich. With illustrative extracts from the Derby Playhouse, the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Shakespeare Globe.
Series
Woman’s Hour
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
18 Jun 2007 at 10:00 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
10 mins

Credits

Contributor
Judi Herman; Pippa Guard
Cast
Ken BradshawTouchstone
Alexia HealyDoll Tearsheet
Amanda DanielsMopsa
Frances AshmanDorcas
Sian Rees-WilliamsPhebe
Sophie AbelsonAudrey

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
As You Like It; Henry IV Part 2; Winter’s Tale, The
Subjects
Drama; Shakespeare
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); women

Notes

Notes
The programme is available to listen to at the BBC’s Woman’s Hour art theatre archive site http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour/03/2007_25_mon.shtml (accessed 2/2011)
Reviews
Source: BBC Programme information http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour/03/2007_25_mon.shtml (accessed 2/2011),

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

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