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Are Our Souls Our Own? An Exploration of Shakespeare’s Women

Synopsis
Video recording from Zoom of a live events held with participants in California, New York and Ireland. Director Stephanie Courtney leads a discussion with a cast of all-female actors that prepared monologues from the canon to contribute to the talk. Specified topics include ''is there a difference between the historical women and the fictional women?'; ‘Do Shakespeare’s women have a right to ask for what is genuinely theirs without being labeled, denied, etc.?'; and ‘What constitutes justice for women in the Elizabethan hierarchy of the patriarch?'

Participants, with details of their respective monologues, include: Kimberleigh Aarn (Henry IV part I, Act 2 Scene 3), Linnea Barklund (Troilus and Cressida, Act 1 Scene 2), Kathleen S Dunn (King Lear, Act 2 Scene 4), Kaitlyn Tice (Richard III, Act 1 Scene 2), Andrus Nichols (The Merchant of Venice, Act 4 Scene 1), Melissa Lubina (As You Like It, Act 3 Scene 2) , Dawn Stern (Henry VI part II, Act 3 Scene 2), Linda Bisesti (King Lear, Act 1 Scene 4), Marissa Pitts (The Winter’s Tale, Act 3 Scene 2) and Aoibhéann McCann (Much Ado About Nothing, Act 4 Scene 1).
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Transmission details
17 Jan 2021
Duration
124 mins

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama; Women’s studies; Shakespeare

Online Availability

Online URL
https://youtu.be/HhbCzrnq-DQ
Online format
Streamed

Sponsor

Name

Southern California Shakespeare Festival Guild (SCSFG)

Email
SCSFguild@gmail.com
Web
https://www.scsfguild.org/ External site opens in new window

Distributor

Name

YouTube

Web
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