Pathway: Representations Of Gender in Orlando. by Nicholas Subramaniam
Exploring the representation of gender, through character, actors and costume in the adaptations of Orlando.
Shot from Orlando's daughter's point of view through video camera, medium shot of Orlando sitting against the oak tree
A4 colour printout picture on paper of Orlando leaning against oak tree writing
8x10" black and white photograph of Orlando in male costume
Orlando as a male.
8x10" black and white photograph of Sasha
Long hair not shown, removing her femininity, alluding to the androgyny found in the novel.
1 x colour slide in transparent plastic hanging sheet, Digital, Film Stills - Scene 56 - Shelmerdine (Billy Zane) in the film
1 x colour slide in transparent plastic hanging sheet, Digital, Film Stills - Scene 48 - (Tilda Swinton) in the film
Orlando as female
Video file, Digital, Selected Scene Commentary by Sally Potter
Here Porter refers to Crisp's casting as an attempt to thrust viewers into the question of sexual and gender ambiguities.
1 x A4 black photograph album; 34 vellum pages; 24 x colour prints, Mixed, Presentation book containing Sally Potter's notes on the film and colour photographs of Tilda Swinton at Hatfield House
In these notes Sally Porter provides a synopsis of the book, and thus one can assume the elements of the book she deemed most important and therefore paramount to include into her adaptation. Interestingly it mention the androgynous nature of Shelmerdine, which is not as overt in the film as in the book.
1 x colour slide in transparent plastic hanging sheet, Digital, Film Stills - Scene 4 - Queen Elizabeth I (Quentin Crisp) in the film