Monthly Archives: March 2017

van Hove’s Dutch Shakespeare and BSL: On disability, language, awkwardness, and accessibility in the arts

On Friday I watched a monologue of mine performed entirely in sign. On Sunday I watched six hours of Shakespeare performed entirely in Dutch. I am spending a year writing with disabled theatre company Graeae as part of Write to … Continue reading

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Emma Watson’s breasts are not a feminist issue, or: Feminism is not the Hunger Games

I’ve identified as a feminist since I was about nine, so you’d think I’d be thrilled with the fact feminism is so very much on everyone’s lips these days. And I am, but gosh is it bringing some problematic shit … Continue reading

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Who the Fuck is Rachel? Or: Take reviews with a pinch of salt

I recently spent time with a group of very talented playwrights, and one of the many running jokes that developed from our conversations is the ringing refrain: “Who the fuck is Rachel?” This said by a playwright who received a … Continue reading

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