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Hollywood’s recipe of the hero’s journey is concentrate of Joseph Campbell diluted via the commercial wisdom of ‘story consultants’. But what if we put a heroine in the frame? Does the schema of desire, jeopardy, prize-wresting, and finally, homecoming still hold? Nicola Baldwin thinks the journey is even more important for women, who invariably forfeit something along the way.
The internet in its great wisdom has decided that the playwright Stephen Wakelam should be know for a bit of script doctoring he did back in the 1980s – a single week's work, not his magnum opus, but never mind. Here he revisits collaborating with Lars von Trier, jazzing up a wooden Dogma script and translating filthy nursery rhymes.
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