|Thistle Pot Print by Angie Lewin - |
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|unlikely fish-person-hero: protagonists don't have to be heroes?|
|a protagonist. child who doesn't have a name, or a gender...|
but does have a motivation. and a fishtail.
Which makes the idea I have just started working on, of a one-minute animated Shakespeare play REALLY challenging - the complexity of the plot and the different scenes with different parallel stories and therefore parallel protagonists; do I leave out the subplot? The funny bit with the dog? Even the marvellous Reduced Shakespeare company needed two minutes for Hamlet.
On the plus side, the Viola/Cesario/Sebastian situation will be an interesting place to examine some of those issues of depicting gender in cartoons...