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TOPIC: feminist soliloquies

feminist soliloquies 7 years 6 months ago #2468

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Shakespeare fans, teachers, and actresses might be interested in "The Lady Doth Indeed Protest" - a collection of soliloquies ‘written by' ten of Shakespeare’s women – Ophelia, Lady MacBeth, Regan, Portia, Desdemona, Kate, Isabella, Juliet, Marina, and Miranda – who protest the role given to them by Shakespeare. For example, Lady MacBeth kill herself? Please. And Portia – you don’t think someone that intelligent would be a little pissed at being bait, and trophy? And Juliet, well, Juliet just wants to have – sex. They're available online as a pdf document - visit www.chriswind.com/writer.htm.

The soliloquies would be valuable to high school teachers looking to liven up their Shakespeare unit, actresses looking for fresh, new audition monologues, and theatres/directors looking for a fresh, new work.

In fact, a theatrical version of the soliloquies titled “Not Such Stuff” is currently being performed (until March 29/09) by Venus Theatre in Laurel, Maryland (www.venustheatre.org); the performance has received a review by DC Theatre Scene (http://dctheatrescene.com/2009/03/08/not-such-stuff/). Perhaps this could be listed on your site as well somewhere…

chris wind
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