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Shakespearean Insights: Shakespeare's Female Characters

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Romeo and Juliet (Act IV, scene V). Original painting by John Opie, engraved by G.S. and J.G. Facius.

Patrick Mulcahy talks about how Shakespeare wrote increasingly nuanced and complex female roles during his career, despite the fact that women were not permitted to be on-stage at the time.

Learn more about the legendary playwright, his performances and more on Shakespearean Insights, produced in partnership with the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival.

Patrick is the Producing Artistic Director of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, and he presents facts, trivia and behind-the-scenes information about the famous playwright, his performances, the festival and more on Shakespearean Insights.