Shakespeare's Women: Under the Corset

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Opened Mar 13, 2003
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

The Wake Up Artists present Shakespeare's Women: Under the Corset, written & directed by Jessica Lanius. Eight Elizabethan born women are freed from the confines of their original story to give of themselves as never before seen on stage, from 'Under the Corset'. They converge onto a setting of ultimate possibility, spanning time, language, the afterlife, and borders of reality; one where Rosalind, Helena, and Julia share their love sickness, when Kate and Isabella will seek a favored story, how Ophelia and Juliet could meet and affirm the meaning of love, and why Lady Macbeth must term her insufficiencies. Their stories are relived, expanded, continued, or completely departed from to best encapsulate these brilliantly created characters, and illuminate their ultimate interconnectedness through all time to the present. Removing the corsets in which they were created, these now seemingly quite contemporary women will for the first time celebrate the expressions the women of today may take for granted.