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Re: Twelfth Night Cross Casting
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 7.0831.  Thursday, 14 November 1996.

(1)     From:   Stephen Neville <
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        Date:   Wed, 13 Nov 1996 09:30:20 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0824 Re: Twelfth Night Cross Casting

(2)     From:   David Skeele <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 13 Nov 1996 12:09:23 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 7.0824  Re: Twelfth Night Cross Casting


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From:           Stephen Neville <
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Date:           Wed, 13 Nov 1996 09:30:20 -0500
Subject: 7.0824 Re: Twelfth Night Cross Casting
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0824 Re: Twelfth Night Cross Casting

> Hymen was a white-haired woman (quite
>matronly) in the last scene of *As You Like It* in RSC prod. in
>Stratford-upon-Avon, also summer '96.

I saw that production too. The actor came up out of the audience. I thought
that she was some little old lady who had lost her way. It was quite a shock
when she took  part in the play. The fact that the part was played by a woman
was of no consequence, but her entry into the play from the audience marred the
play,  I thought.

Stephen Neville

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Date:           Wednesday, 13 Nov 1996 12:09:23 -0500
Subject: 7.0824  Re: Twelfth Night Cross Casting
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0824  Re: Twelfth Night Cross Casting

>I seem to recall a story on NPR a couple of months ago about an all-female
>acting company that is producing some of Shakespeare's plays.  But I don't
>remember the name of the company (something like "Women Acting"?).

The company you are referring to is probably Tina Packer's "Company of Women."
They work out of Western Massachusetts (mostly Smith College). Or it might be
Lisa Wolpe's "LA Women's Shakespeare Theatre."  There may be other all-female
Shakespeare companies, but these two are probably the most prominent.

                                        David Skeele
 

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