Conference Contribution Details
Mandatory Fields
E. Semple
Shakespeare 450
Paper entitled "Looking at Good Daughters and Bad Mothers: Women in the BBC Shakespeare Series’ Pericles (1984)"
Paris
Other
2014
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Optional Fields
25-APR-14
25-APR-14
"Looking at Good Daughters and Bad Mothers: Women in the BBC Shakespeare Series’ Pericles" Abstract: In this paper I examine the BBC Shakespeare TV Series Pericles (1984), the only screen production of the play to date, and explore how it offers fresh and striking insights into the play’s female figures. Throughout, I analyse the representation of women’s roles, the construction of gender and sexuality, the hierarchy of objectification and the ideological power of the gaze on the small screen. Taking women’s looking as a key focus, I argue for the significance of the film’s portrayal of the female gaze which acts variously as a vehicle and an expression of agency, desire, dependence, and authority.
CACSSS Research Support Fund