Bard’s wife in spotlight

Germaine Greer

Germaine Greer

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GERMAINE Greer brings her show Shakepeare’s Wife to Derby Theatre on Wednesday, January 25, from 7.30pm.

The well-known writer and academic is a familiar figure on our TV screens and combines literary-historical techniques with documentary evidence about life in Stratford in an attempt to put Shakespeare’s marriage into its social context.

Little is known of England’s greatest playwright and a great deal – none of it complimentary – has been assumed. The omission of her name from Shakespeare’s will has been interpreted as evidence she was a mistake from whom he did well to distance himself.

The show will be followed by a Q&A session, covering many subjects from Germaine Greer’s diverse, illustrious and long career.

Tickets are £14 (concessions are £12). Call the box office on 01332 255800.