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Behind every male sonnet writer…

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Year 9 Lois reported that "despite being unable to have this experience in a theatre, we enjoyed the modern take on this feminist story which follows the life of the seventeenth century poet, Emilia Bassano, the ‘Dark Lady’ who, the play suggests, was the inspiration for many of Shakespeare’s sonnets. The play spans Emilia’s life from youth to older age, when she reflects on her actions and achievements, culminating with a passionate speech about embracing anger to call for change. It was a great production, and an afternoon well spent for the whole of our year."

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