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No Boys Play Here: A Girl’s Coming of Age Through Shakespeare

Sally Bayley, Arizona Smith and Georgina Hellier

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

2:00pm

75 minutes

Weston Lecture Theatre

£7 - £12.50

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Author Sally Bayley and artist Arizona Smith talk about Bayley’s lyrical coming-of-age memoir, No Boys Play Here, and about how visual archetypes as forms of visual and oral storytelling can be created from myth and literature. The event will include readings by actress Georgina Hellier.

No Boys Play Here tells the story of a young girl in search of her father and uncle and their lost histories. Adopting characters and guises from Shakespeare, the young protagonist escapes from her family home dressed as a boy and so begins to shift her perspective, imaginatively, from girl to boy: from her 14-year-old-self born in a seaside town in Sussex to Jessica dressed in breeches in The Merchant of Venice. The book explores what theatre and role-play can offer children and adults experiencing forms of social and economic entrapment.

Bayley has worked closely with Smith, whose visual work generates empowering images of male and female archetypes. They will share images included in No Boys Play Here and others.

This event lasts 75 minutes.

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FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival sponsors, donors & partners

FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller The Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Emily Rose and James Marrow Supporters of the programme of American literature and culture Jill Dunsmore Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Supporters of the programme of American literature and culture Marlene Hauser Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 12th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College: Festival college partner. The Feathers Hotel Woodstock Critchleys Owen Mumford Sponsor of programme on science and medicine HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Felicity Bryan Associates Conference Oxford Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Schoolreaders The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Chamberlain Evans Estate agents Ironbridge Gorge Museums Foodbuy Siren Communications Corporate consultants Chêne Bleu Frescobaldi Toscana Wines of Tuscany Symington Wines of the Douro Valley Seacourt Printers Steer Oxford Botanic Garden Compassion in World Farming The Wild Geese Nicholas Hunter Ltd