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A Village Festival, With a Theatrical Performance and a Procession in Honour of St Hubert and St Anthony. Brueghel, Pieter, the younger (c.1564-1637/8). The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

In 1614, a mother of eight put on a play about her cheating neighbour. The scandalous story changes what we know about women in theatre

Only a handful of plays written by women in the early modern period have survived. But the accounts of Alice Mustian’s raunchy stage show shed light on a surprising playwright and impresario.
Islene Facanha, of Portugal, participates in a demonstration dressed with images of wildfires at the COP28 UN Climate Summit, Dec. 8, 2023, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

COP28: Climate change theatre and performances reveal new narratives about how we need to live

Theatre and the arts can be vehicles for thinking globally and acting locally, embracing alternative ways of knowing and acknowledging holistic approaches to addressing climate change.

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