Despite this poetic landmark, her literary significance is usually limited to being the possible muse behind Shakespeare's 'Dark Lady' Sonnets and the Emilia characters who crop up in Othello, The Winter's Tale and Two Noble Kinsmen. Even less is known about her own life and achievements.
This summer her extrordinary story will play out on stage, revealing a writer, mother and trail-blazer. Emilia, a new play by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, follows on from Nell Gwynn and The Heresy of Love in a run of impressive, feminist new writing livening up Shakespeare's Globe.
Leah Harvey, who impressed in the Donmar's all-female Shakespeare trilogy, leads an all-female cast.
|What||Emilia, The Globe|
|Where||The Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Blackfriars (underground)|
10 Aug 18 – 01 Sep 18, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
|Price||£5 - £42|
|Website||Click here for more information and tickets|