The Recent Actress

  • Sandra Richards


The modern English actress enjoys an unprecedented versatility and freedom of interpretation within a partly-constricting professional power structure. At times, she operates against the preconceptions of directors and audience alike within a more or less updated range of female stereotypes. With some notable exceptions, she is still handicapped by plays which reflect a dilatory society and fail to present women as existing in their own right rather than on the periphery of masculine arenas. Faced with such conflicting expectations of them, how are young actresses responding?


Feminist Theatre Female Character Moral Courage Woman Writer Artistic Director 
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