Shakespeare and Consent asks: what did consent look like on Shakespeare’s stage? And how does it look now?

Documenting findings from the Leverhulme Trust-funded Shakespeare and Consent project, reflections about process, and broader scholarly and artistic conversations around early modern drama, Shakespearean performance, and the concept of consent.

  • Review
  • 6 May, 2022
  • by Hailey Bachrach

Henry V: Donmar Warehouse

A review of Henry V at the Donmar Warehouse, starring Kit Harington and directed by Max Webster. This post zooms in on how the production depicted the relationship between Henry and Princess Katherine, with a particular focus on the staging of their first and final conversation.

  • Blog
  • 8 August, 2022
  • by Hailey Bachrach

Bonduca and Wartime Consent

A post exploring how John Fletcher’s play Bonduca considers the relationship between women, war, and sexual assault in terms that can shed light on current conversations.

  • Guest Post
  • 16 November, 2022
  • by Hailey Bachrach

Midsummer Night’s Dream and consent in schools

Guest blogger Emma Copland discusses how drama and A Midsummer Night’s Dream are used to foster conversations about consent for sixth form students.

  • Interview
  • 12 May, 2022
  • by Hailey Bachrach

Zoë Goslin on Playing Titania: “She’s kind of the saddest person in the play.”

Zoë Goslin played Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2021. This is an excerpt from our interview, where we discuss the decisions she made about Titania before agreeing to accept the role.

  • Review
  • 2 May, 2022
  • by Hailey Bachrach

Measure for Measure: Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

A review of Measure for Measure at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, directed by Blanche McIntyre. This review considers how this production, set in the 1970s, integrates comedy and complexity into the play’s messy sexual politics. This review was originally written for Exeunt Magazine.