Amanpour and Company

Theatre Producer Kate Pakenham Discusses "Emilia"

Clip: 05/09/2019 | 3m 1s

Emilia Bassano Lanier was the first professional female poet in the English language, and while her beauty may have inspired Shakespeare's sonnets about a "dark lady," it was her own words that she wanted to be remembered for. A new play with an all-female cast is finally giving Emilia her dues. It's brought to the stage by acclaimed theater producer Kate Pakenham, who joins the program.

Aired: 05/09/19

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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