“Better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer” – Sir William Blackstone (1765)
American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) presented a play, which was adapted from the original play ‘Twelve Angry Men,’ by Reginald Rose. The play, directed by Elizabeth O’Sullivan, head of the drama club, was performed by University’s students and staff.
The show was originally written for 12 men, but AUIS casted 12 women. “Part of our workshop was discussing the challenges an actress faces when a role is switched from male to female,” explained Sullivan. “How do gender stereotypes affect the decisions women make, and how does the meaning change when different people say the same line.”
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