Distinctly female: Shakespearean women and modern film
This thesis argues that performances based on traditional interpretations of Shakespearean women are incorrect because they were written for the limitations of the boy-player used in Elizabethan theater. These performances are not portrayals of distinct females. The portrayal of women's sexual desires, sexual excitement, and sexual acts in (1) male-female situations, (2) same-sex situations, and (3) in gender confused situations (via cross-dressing roles) in contemporary film gives a distinctively female portrayal of women in erotic situations—making the new eroticism of Shakespearean women the more accurate portrayal of female sexuality for male-female casts of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night and Hamlet.
0900: Motion pictures