In this lecture, titled ‘Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (1623-73): Dramatist and Proto-feminist Visionary’, Professor Gweno Williams will discuss her pioneering enquiry-based research with undergraduate film and theatre students to bring Margaret Cavendish’s dramatic canon of 19 published plays into public view through performance and DVD publication.
Gweno Williams is Professor of Creative Arts Education and National Teaching Fellow at York St John University, UK. Her research specialism is early modern theatre and dramatic production by women. She founded and leads the Margaret Cavendish Performance Project and co-founded the interdisciplinary research project: Women & Dramatic Production: 1550-1670. Her DVD and video publications have won international awards. Other recent theatre work includes producing medieval Mystery Plays staged on wagons in the City of York.
When? Wednesday 15 May, 16-17 hrs. Where? Main building, room 14A-36. Please register with: firstname.lastname@example.org.