JUDITH SHAKESPEARE HAS HER SAY. Here is an excerpt from the announcement for the play:
“JUDITH SHAKESPEARE HAS HER SAY” by MARY JANE SCHAEFER
Virginia Woolf wrote about a hypothetical Judith Shakespeare in “A Room of One’s Own,” asking the reader to imagine a sister for Will Shakespeare named Judith, a person just as creative and imaginative as her brother, but suffering from one insuperable handicap. She was a woman. In Renaissance England, there was little, if any, chance for her to find personal fulfillment.
In actuality, Shakespeare did have a daughter named Judith, the twin to his only son, Hamnet. The boy died at the age of eleven. Judith was left to deal with her twin brother’s death and her own life as best she could….