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6-7), causing trouble for the bawd Mistress Overdone and initiating the play's interrogation of sexual, economic, and representational exchange.
For instance, Alison Glenzer's Mistress Overdone lived up to her name, punching up the bawdiness until it was indeed overdone, and Sarah "Fallon's Isabella was one dimensional, only revolted by Angelo's sexuality.
8 In which Shakespeare play are Mistress Overdone and Master Froth, minor characters?
Vincentio, the Duke Mark Rylance Angelo Liam Brennan Claudio David Sturzaker Lucio Colin Hurley Pompey John Dougall Isabella Edward Hogg Mariana Michael Brown Juliet David Hartley Mistress Overdone Peter Shorey
The nearly mother-in-law will been seen at the Theatre Royal next week as Mistress Overdone in Measure For Measure and at the Playhouse the following week as the Queen in Cymbeline.
Accordingly, when discussing the drama Singh details the ways in which prostitute types such as Bianca, Mistress Overdone, Mistress Quickly, and Doll Tearsheet make visible the discrepancies inherent in gender roles, and the internal flaws that disrupt the smooth workings of the patriarchal mechanism.
Though clearly indebted to the work of critics such as Jean Howard, and Jonathan Dollimore, Singh produces the occasional arresting insight, as in her attempt to link the activities of Mistress Overdone in Measure for Measure with the question of the economics of Mariana's and Juliet's marriages (45); or in the questions she asks about the status of the figure of Bianca in Othello.
But what one cannot imagine - what I, at least, cannot imagine - is that same playgoer recognizing that what is happening to Pompey, Mistress Overdone, et al.
Preparing us for the dramatic procession in which Claudio and Juliet are publicly humiliated, Mistress Overdone and Pompey initiate a central concern of the play: the observation and classification of the woman through her body, which is "credulous to false prints" (2.
Richard Elis is delicious as Pompey, the brothel servant, and Rachel Lumberg quivers and squirms in technicolour as the outrageous bawd, Mistress Overdone.
With Geoff Knox (Angelo, 1st Prostitute, Friar Thomas, Aborhson), Michael Mauldin (Duke),John Paul Soto (Isabella, Mistress Overdone, Barnadine), Rob Mayes (Claudio, 2nd Prostitute, Juliet), Andrew Marikris (Lucio, Mariana), Ashley D.
2 where "the news of Claudio's imprisonment is given twice: first with Mistress Overdone as announcer, and then with Pompey advising a now ignorant Overdone" (Companion, 468).