Shakespeare and the Myth of the Feminine – June 26-29, 2013 Montpellier France | cfp.english.upenn.edu

by Jessica C. Murphy

Iconic Shakespearean actresses such as Peggy Ashcroft 1988 have marvelled at the versatility and depth of Shakespeare’s feminine roles. Lady Macbeth, Beatrice, Ophelia, Queen Margaret, Juliet, Paulina, Desdemona, Volumnia, Lavinia… all are characters which have been variously represented, or objectified in Western culture, and whose names have now become easily recognizable emblems or concepts—even myths.

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