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Melodrama of the Unknown Woman


This play is about one woman’s journey in the aftermath of sexual assault. Utilizing different narrative tropes and mediums, she attempts to make sense of what happened to her. The work draws on a canon of suffering women, spanning from Ovid and Shakespeare to Carmen Maria Machado, Emerald Fennell, and Anna Burns. It asks audiences to consider the fragmented nature of trauma, as well as the power and failure of stories as tools for healing.
Senior thesis (AB)--Brown University, 2023
Concentration: Storytelling

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Goldin, Kaitlin E., "Melodrama of the Unknown Woman" (2023). Independent Concentrations Theses and Dissertations. Brown Digital Repository. Brown University Library.