Searching for Juliet

Sophie Duncan
Victoria Hall / Online
01 Oct 2024 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Book 01 Oct Autumn Season

Susan Loewe Memorial Lecture

Searching for Juliet: the story of Shakespeare’s first tragic heroine

 Drawing on cultural and historical sources, this lecture will take us from the Renaissance origin stories behind Shakespeare’s child bride to enslaved people in the Caribbean, Italian fascists in Verona, and real-life lovers in Afghanistan. From the Victorian stage to 1960s cinema, Baz Luhrmann and beyond.

Dr Sophie Duncan is Research Fellow and Dean at Magdalen College, University of Oxford. As well as Searching for Juliet, she is the author of Shakespeare’s Women and the Fin de Siècle and Shakespeare’s Props. She reviews books for the Literary Review, and co-founded and edits the Banshee journal of women’s writing. She works regularly as an historical advisor in professional theatre.

Members: Free, Online or Victoria Hall
Non-Members: £10, Online or Victoria Hall
Please book, for online link only, by 1pm on the day of the event