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"I think you’re spot on about all the things this play tells us about how women are used to bolster masculine identity. It’s not quite true, though, to say “Contemporary takes on Much Ado tend to focus on the banter [...]" · View
  • Anna commented on the blog post Much Ado About Slut Shaming   10 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    I think you’re spot on about all the things this play tells us about how women are used to bolster masculine identity. It’s not quite true, though, to say “Contemporary takes on Much Ado tend to focus on the banter between Beatrice and Benedick.” There have been numerous productions that dig very deep into the [...]

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    I think you’re spot on about all the things this play tells us about how women are used to bolster masculine identity. It’s not quite true, though, to say ”Contemporary takes on Much Ado tend to focus on the banter between Beatrice and Benedick.” There have been numerous productions that dig very deep into the harm of the slut-shaming habit, including Declan Donellan’s, Marianne Elliot’s and Josie Rourke’s, going all the way back to Di Trevis in 1988, whose production was so edgy it ruined her career. You can read all about the gender dynamics at work on stage in this play in ”Shakespeare and the Shrew” (full disclosure: My! Book!)

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