UNSEX ME! by USM School of the Arts
Dec 27 - 29, 2021, 8:45pm | Watch on CloudTheatre
UNSEX ME is a devised play, looking at a few of Shakespeare's notable works that was driven by women's responses to the written conflicts. It is a cognitive reappraisal towards the recurring understandings and discussions regarding the role of women in Shakespearean plays. This devised performance approaches four distinct women characters - Desdemona of Othello, Ophelia of Hamlet, Miranda of The Tempest, and Lady Macbeth of Macbeth, resulting in a physical representation of arguments as well as reservations, addressing their purpose and existence. The use of selective physical manifestation is the axis to navigate the performer's path in their creation of their individual contestation. This provocative play will invoke your conventional acceptance of how William Shakespeare portrays women's contributions in his works.
The production was created for an invitation to perform at the 202114th APB Theatre School and Director's Conference Online Festival, with the theme of Shakespeare and Multimedia. This online program is going to be the premiere for public audiences. The performance duration is 40 minutes in English and Mandarin language with English subtitles.