Ellen Terry


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After a sold out run during our inaugural Playhouse season, Eileen Atkins returns with her witty and intriguing insight into Shakespeare's women as first told by Ellen Terry. Terry was considered the greatest female Shakespearean performer in the 19th century. Her work on the playwright shines a light on Shakespeare's portrayal of feisty, troubled, down-trodden, complex, witty and triumphant women.

Atkins performs over ten parts including Juliet, Beatrice and Viola, and revisits the roles to shed fascinating new light on female characters who have sometimes been construed as dull, submissive or one-dimensional.


Dame Eileen Atkins

Dame Eileen Atkins appearing at this event

Dame Eileen Atkins is a three-time Olivier award-winning actress. She is known for her BAFTA and Emmy award-winning performance in Cranford, as well as roles in film including Gosford Park, The Hours and Robin Hood. Her many stage appearances include Honour, Retreat from Moscow and Ellen Terry and she appeared as Queen Mary in Netflix's The Crown.

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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

  • 21 New Globe Walk
  • Bankside
  • London
  • SE1 9DT

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