CMU School of Drama

Monday, June 19, 2017

Juliet Stevenson: 'Women in theatre are not allowed to fail' After starring alongside Lia Williams in Robert Icke's acclaimed coin-flipping production of Mary Stuart, Juliet Stevenson went straight back to the Almeida to play Gertrude in Icke's Hamlet - a role she swore she'd never play. As the production transfers to London's West End, we speak to Stevenson about how she ended up playing the role, why Shakespeare is so bad at writing women, and her thoughts on Emma Rice and Shakespeare's Globe.

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