My name is Gillian Armstrong. I have recently graduated with an MA from the University of Toronto where I focused on gender-bent Shakespeare performances. I am interested in adaptation, feminism, and classical theatre with a twist. I am also both a theatre admin and a wannabe theatre director.
The main purpose of this blog is to study Shakespeare. I love all Shakespeare but I am particularly interested in productions that adapt the context of the bard’s plays, textual edits, or gender-bending characters. My MA project looked at gender-swapped productions and why I believe they are a necessity to staging contemporary Shakespeare in order to make theatre inclusive and equitable.
I also have this blog so I can archive my thoughts on shows in case I forget things oops.