Re-blogged by The Belle Jar: Jessica Swale’s ‘Blue stockings’at Shakespeare’s Globe; Entertaining, Educational, Feminist Theatre.

The Belle Jar Magazine re-blogged my ‘Blue Stockings’ review!

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The barbarous custom to breed women low is grown general amongst us, and has prevailed so far, that it is verily believed…that Women are not endued with such Reason, as Men; nor capable of improvement by Education, as they are…’

Bethsua Makin (1673)

The above is a quote printed in my Blue Stockings programme. The programme is filled with fantastic information about the history of women’s education and the immense sacrifice women have made to earn the right to graduate. Last night’s performance of Blue Stockings at Shakespeare’s Globe was one of the most incredible things I’ve ever seen. I can’t believe it only cost me £5 to watch it. I was so overwhelmed by the power of the story; I could barely speak after the close of the curtain.

Written by Jessica Swale, Blue Stockings follows the lives of four girls in nineteenth-century England who have been accepted…

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