Shakespeare's Lost Women

Jeremy Holmes

South East
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Paid: 70
19th November 2023

A woman being lost and found (or brought back to life) is a major theme of Shakespeare's late plays, but there are other women in both the comedies and tragedies who go through something similar. This talk explores this important theme, including the several "illusory" deaths, and what it means for characters' discovery and self-discovery, both men and women.

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About Jeremy Holmes

Many years ago I went from a grammar school to Oxford where I won a Scholarship and took a Double First in English Literature. I then spent a decade in the advertising industry (mostly working for Ogilvy & Mather) and ran an international economics consultancy, before becoming CEO of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. I subsequently had a senior position in UK Higher Education.

Now semi-retired, I'm a trustee of various charities which benefit from some of my speaking engagements. I was also a trustee and Programme Chair of the Carnegie UK Trust for many years.

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