Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 1985
SEX WORKER ROLE
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,” by Brech, a young prostitute, played by Dame Peggy, is determined to carve out a good life. While at the same time avoiding being abused by those who question her goodness. Not an easy thing to balance as a hooker. This play is also known by two titles – “The Good Soul of Szechuan” and “The Good Person of Szechwan.”
Peggy Ashcroft (left) in The Good Woman of Setzuan 1956
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