11 Jun 2024

How a scandalous 1614 play sheds light on the theatrical culture of England

From Nights, 10:45 pm on 11 June 2024

A story based on local gossip and written by a mother of eight is providing insight into the role of women in theatre.

Alice Mustian staged the play in her own back garden in the English city of Salisbury

David McInnis is Professor of Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama, at the University of Melbourne, and joins Emile Donovan.

David sits at a desk with a large, old, ornate book in front of him. He smiles at the camera.

David McInnis is a professor of Shakespeare and early modern drama at the University of Melbourne. Photo: Supplied