Conference Contribution Details
Mandatory Fields
E. Semple
"Shakespeare In/Action", British Shakespeare Association online Conference
Paper: "Badass Moms: Aging maternity in Taymor's Tempest and Fiennesí Coriolanus"
Online
Oral Presentation
2021
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Optional Fields
05-AUG-21
07-AUG-21
Paper title "Badass Moms: Aging maternity in Taymor's Tempest and Fiennesí Coriolanus" This paper examines the portrayal and significance of aging mothers in Taymorís The Tempest(2010) and Fiennesí Coriolanus(2012). I argue that, drawing on popular film genres and networks of imagery (e.g. of the military, of royalty), these films appropriate Prospera and Volumnia to offer interventions in current debates on women in power, working mothers, and female aging. As both of these Shakespearean mothers is played by a senior doyenne of stage and screen, casting will be discussed in relation to the filmsí interrogations of contemporary perceptions of maternity and female aging.