Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Theatre and Dance
The Femme Fatale in the United States developed from certain characteristics represented by the New Woman movement of the 1920's. Jesse Lynch Williams and Edna St. Vincent Millay capture the identifying factors of what a Femme Fatale is and should be. This paper will explore the differences and similarities in the images of the Femme Fatale and New Woman, and discuss how those differences are related to origins of the image of the New Woman.
MacArthur, H. E.(2013). The Development of the Femme Fatale on Stage as Seen in the Works of Jesse Lynch Williams and Edna St. Vincent Millay. (Master's thesis). Retrieved from http://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/2450