While a student at Yale, her credits at Yale Repertory Theatre included: "Shearwater" by William Hauptman
, "The Royal Pardon" by John Arden
, Shaw's "Major Barbara", Gorky's "Lower Depths" (1972), Marlowe's "Edward II", "The Brothers Karamazov" based on the novel by Dostoevsky, "The Balcony" by Jean Genet
, "Cock-a-Doodle-Dandy" ...
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It's hard to negotiate the present landscape with a brain and a female body. (On her struggles as an actress earlier in her career)
Occasionally mistaken for friend Glenn Close
, Streep was pregnant with her fourth child while shopping in a Los Angeles baby store where the staff lavished her with huge amounts of baby paraphernalia. Just as she was about to leave they whispered, "We loved you in Fatal Attraction
She frequently plays real-life characters: Julia Child, Ethel Rosenberg, Karen Silkwood, Karen Blixen, Roberta Guasppari, Lindy Chamberlain, Susan Orlean and Margaret Thatcher.