Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
Shakespeare; Women; Acting; Gender; Process; Sexuality
Acting; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Much ado about nothing; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Characters--Margaret
Throughout the past eleven years, my process as an actor has been influenced by my education in theatre, personal experiences, and changing views on literary figures and socio-political issues. Through the lens of a minor Shakespearean character, I examine my current process and relationship to the playwright and director and analyze the implications of my onstage representation of sexually active women. My views on gender politics prompt me to scrutinize the script, and I discover a tiny detail that confirms my character is innocent of the betrayal of her mistress and reaffirms my confidence in Shakespeare’s abilities as a writer. However, I find the overall production repressive to women.
Street, Lauren Ashlee 1987-, "Dirty slut : an exploration of Margaret in Shakespeare's Much ado about nothing." (2013). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 1392.