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From Harpies To Heroines: How Shakespeare's Women Evolved

April 12th, 2015

Episode 22 of 550 episodes

In her new book Women of Will, Tina Packer traces Shakespeare's maturation — and, she argues, the corresponding transformation of his female characters from caricatures to fully-realized humans.

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