My name is Gillian Armstrong. I am currently a Master’s student at the University of Toronto and I’m a recent graduate from Queen’s University where I studied history and drama.
The main purpose of this blog is to study Shakespeare. Specifically, I want to practice critical thought and reviewing productions. I love all Shakespeare but I am particularly interested in productions that adapt the context of the bard’s plays, include textual edits, or gender-bend 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.