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Creating gender equity in the workplace of Shakespeare’s plays.

Shakespeare’s plays are constructed for a 450 year-old business model.

This business model is outdated, inequitable, and in most other industries would be considered unacceptable, if not illegal. 

If it were not for the universal renown and veneration of this single English-language playwright the gender inequity rooted in the process of enacting his plays would be in question.


The Shakespeare 50/50 Project™ offers an equitable alternative.

Who we are

HOw we do it

  Responsibly adjusting the gender identification of certain characters.

  Reallocating text and action of characters to achieve gender equity throughout the plays.

  Rebalancing the power dynamic imbedded in the text and structure of the plays that exists because of the business model of early modern English drama.

**The Shakespeare 50/50 Project™ does not claim to artistically improve Shakespeare’s plays.**

The project aims to improve the workplace for Shakespeare practitioners.


SUMMER 2023: "HAMLET 50/50" @ Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival

Directed by Vanessa Morosco

Adapted by Vanessa Morosco & Peter Simon Hilton

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