Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 1985
Plays Character That Is Related To The Sex Trade Industry
Shen Te in The Good Woman of Setzuan 1956
Character Is A Prostitute
Long before she became a Dame, Peggy Ashcroft was treading the boards on the West End in London. In the play The Good Woman of Setzuan a young prostitute, played by Peggy Ashcroft, is determined to carve out a life that is good. While at the same time avoiding being abused by those who question her goodness. Not easy to balance as a hooker. This play is also known as “The Good Soul of Szechuan” and “The Good Person of Szechwan”. No clips of the play, with Peggy in the lead, are available on-line
Peggy Ashcroft (left) in The Good Woman of Setzuan 1956
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