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"Mrs. Hawking has no code name."

At its most basic, Mrs. Hawking is a superhero story— an extraordinary individual who uses their abilities to make the world a more just place. The clear influence that the character of Batman has had on the conception of our hero helped solidify that. So I’ve taken a lot of cues from the superhero genre to figure out how to tell these stories. But because of this square grounding in such an established form, one way in which we deviate from it stands out as particularly strange. Like many superheroes, Mrs. Hawking has a secret identity, that of reclusive society widow. She does not, however, have a name for her hero identity, a code name by which her heroic actions are known, of the likes of Batman for Bruce Wayne and Captain America for Steve Rogers.

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Mrs. Hawking by Phoebe Roberts will be performed on Saturday, May 9th at 2PM and 6PM at the Center for Digital Arts at 274 Moody Street, Waltham as part of the 2015 Watch City Steampunk Festival.


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Mar. 25th, 2015 06:46 pm (UTC)
The hardcore superhero geek here says bravo -- the code name is one of those artificialities of the genre that looks weirder the longer you look at it. Having her gradually acquire the epithet of "The lady's champion", getting attached to her by the populace, is *way* more natural and realistic.

Indeed, you might want to think about how she reacts to it -- while it's an honest compliment, and accurate, the natural reaction is a bit of discomfort when you find out that other people have assigned you a name...
Mar. 27th, 2015 10:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the feedback, the outside perspective is always helpful!

And I love that suggestion-- exploring her reaction to it is not something I'd considered, but it's a great idea. I'll have to work that in at some point!
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About Me

My name is Phoebe. I'm Boston area theater professional and English professor focused in writing, acting, directing, and modeling. I'm known for having lots of interests, lots of opinions about those interests, and a very high estimation of the value thereof. This blog is for talking about whatever's on my mind, from my daily life to my activities to musing on any number of abstract topics. Thanks for taking the time to read.

My productions:

Upcoming Productions:

MRS. HAWKING part 2 and 3

at the Watch City Steampunk Festival 2016

presented by The Chameleon's Dish

Vivat Regina
by Phoebe Roberts

at 2PM


Base Instruments
by Phoebe Roberts

at 6PM

Saturday, May 13th 2017
at 274 Moody Street, Waltham, MA

Other Achievements:

"The Tailor at Loring's End" screenplay
Quarter Finalist in the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Competition 2013

"Adonis" screenplay
Top Ten Percent in the Bluecat Screenwriting Contest 2015

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