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'A new writing venue 400 years ago, the Globe continues to be a new writing venue today, and the 2018 season is no exception.
I'm so excited to premiere two plays written for the unique playing conditions of the Globe Theatre: Emilia, a new play by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm about the often beguiling and always fascinating Emilia Bassano, whom many consider to have been a muse and inspiration for Shakespeare.' Michelle Terry.
When history favours only one sex we are left to piece together what we know and imagine what we don't.
Emilia Bassano was born into a musical family in 1569.
She went on to become a published poet and a member of the court.
However, what little we know about her has become bound up with the possibility that she was Shakespeare's 'Dark Lady of the Sonnets.'
This legacy has erased her own achievements in favour of those of a man she may or may not have known.
For the first time, the focus will be on this brilliant woman who managed to outlive all the men the history books tethered her to.
Introducing to the world: Emilia!
She's going to make you remember her name.
This new play will explore Emilia in her own right as poet, mother and feminist.
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London SE1 9DT
Performance days & times
Gallery (seated) from £22
Yard (standing) £5
Saturday 25 August, 2.00pm
Thursday 30 August, 7.30pm
Author: Morgan Lloyd Malcolm
Director: Nicole Charles