Four decades later she’s still on fire. Still ready for revolution. Still standing up for women, even a woman who lived 400 years ago.
Anne Hathaway — not the movie star, but William Shakespeare’s wife — has had a bad rap, says Greer. She’s set out to set it right.
This hour, On Point: Feminist rebel and Renaissance scholar Germaine Greer, on Anne Hathaway — and women and the world now.
You can join the conversation. What's your question for Germaine Greer? On feminism? Our times? Anne Hathaway?Guest:
Germaine Greer joins us from New York. Her book "The Female Eunuch" was a seminal text for the feminist movement in the 1970s. She is a scholar of Elizabethan drama, a professor emeritus at the University of Warwick, with a slew of titles to her name. Her book "Shakespeare’s Wife" came out in the U.S. last year. It's now out in paperback.
Back in the day: Here's Greer at New York's Chelsea Hotel, July 1972...
This program aired on March 25, 2009.