Gender and Power: a Shakespearean Dialogue

Event overview

Join us for an evening of dialogue about the links between psychotherapeutic approaches and Shakespeare's plays.

In their joint presentation, Gender and Power: a Shakespearean Dialogue, Gwyn Daniel and Margot Waddell will discuss representations of gender and relationships in a number of Shakespeare's best known plays. They will comment on some selected scenes and reflect on the perspectives- psychoanalytic and systemic- that they each bring to their understanding of Shakespeare's drama.

Following the presentation there will be a wine reception and launch of Gwyn's book, Family dramas: Intimacy, Power and Systems in Shakespeare's Tragedies


Gwyn Daniel is a Systemic Psychotherapist in independent practice and Visiting Lecturer at the Tavistock Clinic where she worked as a Systemic Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Trainer. She is co-author (with Charlotte Burck) of Gender and Family Therapy (Karnac 1995) and Mirrors and Reflections (Karnac 2010). Her latest book: Family Dramas: Intimacy, Power and Systems in Shakespeare's Tragedies was published this year by Routledge.

Margot Waddell is a Psychoanalyst, Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society and Visiting Lecturer at the Tavistock Clinic where she worked for many years as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist.She is author of many books including Inside Lives; Psychoanalysis and the Growth of the Personality (Karnac 2002). Her latest book is On Adolescence: Inside Stories (Routledge 2018).


5.30pm - Presentation and discussion

7pm - Drinks reception

8pm - Close

The Tavistock Centre, London
23 May 2019 17:30 to 20:00