“Bonnie & Clyde” Insights

Insights into “Bonnie & Clyde” from the Dramaturgy Department.

Just who is Governor Ferguson?

Governor Miriam A. Ferguson: the good, the bad, and the mercenary-side of Texas’ first female governor.

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Bonnie and Clyde: What Makes ‘Em Tick?

As with all people, it’s important to know not just where Bonnie and Clyde came from and what they enjoyed doing, but what kind of people they were; who they were inside. Bonnie dreamed of stardom and sent glamor shots to Hollywood, though to our knowledge none of them came to fruition. She had many marketable talents: singing, acting, writing, playing the violin, photography, and, of course, good looks and charm. Bonnie Parker was raised mainly by her mother, Emma. Emma made sure all of her children, but especially Bonnie, acted better than everyone else. She ensured her children were...

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