Harriet Walter on gender and Shakespeare for Nick Hern Books

Harriet Walter on gender and Shakespeare for Nick Hern Books

Theatre publisher Nick Hern Books is to publish a new book by actress Harriet Walter, which shares insights and advice gleaned from her experience of performing some of Shakespeare's most famous roles - both male and female.

The publisher holds world rights to title which will be published on 27th October.

Brutus and Other Heroines: Playing Shakespeare's Roles for Women is an "invaluable" guide for actors taking on the parts themselves, an "important contribution" to the ongoing debate surrounding gender equality in the arts, and a "brilliant, intimate celebration" of Shakespeare's plays.

It is published as Walter appears in the Donmar Warehouse’s Shakespeare Trilogy, reprising her acclaimed performances as Brutus in "Julius Caesar" and in the title role in "Henry IV" in Phyllida Lloyd's all-female productions, as well as taking on the role of Prospero in "The Tempest".

The Shakespeare Trilogy runs 23rd September to 17th December 2016, in a specially-built temporary theatre in King’s Cross, London.