Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 1980
Plays Character That Is Related To The Sex Trade Industry
Sarah Millwood in The London Merchant 1971
The Character Is A Prostitute
In one of her earliest stage roles, Meryl Streep played the part of Sarah Millwood in The London Merchant. This performance took place at The Experimental Theatre of Vassar College in 1971. The play is about a prostitute who searches for a husband. She finds one, however her soon to be husband also commits a murder. Not surprisingly Streep got rave reviews for her characterization of Sarah Millwood. One reviewer writing:
Ms. Streep is acquiring an image. Throughout the play the character builds into a despicable figure, a woman who exploits men without limit. Then in a powerfully dramatic moment she reveals her own tragic character and personal bitterness.
Meryl Streep in The London Merchant 1971
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