The Reversed Shakespeare Company performs Shakespeare with the gender of each character switched, with a view to examining and expanding gender roles.
How do women woo and can men be wooed?
Is vulnerability reserved only for the physically weak?
Can a woman hold the space that men seem to have inherited naturally?
The Reversed Shakespeare Company offers workshops to secondary schools, working alongside Turn of Phrase.
Our workshops use Shakespeare’s classic texts to examine and explore gender roles in society and the participants’ own lives. Our experienced theatre practitioners use games, script and verse work, creative exercises and discussions to break down preconceived ideas and stereotypes as well as gendered language and speech.
Our workshops are designed to empower young people, reduce feelings of isolation and broaden their ability to express themselves. Our workshops encourage self-awareness, communication and constructive discourse.
These workshops are tailor-made for each individual school, age range and gender group.
Each workshop lasts three hours and is run by two experienced facilitators, who are also professional actors.