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Re: Female Hamlets
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0269.  Tuesday, 25 February 1997.

[1]     From:   Eric Weil <
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        Date:   Monday, 24 Feb 1997 10:46:25 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re:  Woman/Hamlet

[2]     From:   John Mills <
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        Date:   Monday, 24 Feb 1997 09:42:29 -0700 (MST)
        Subj:   Female Hamlets


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From:           Eric Weil <
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Date:           Monday, 24 Feb 1997 10:46:25 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Re:  Woman/Hamlet

I don't recall where the person who started this thread resides, but
Peace College (a women's school) in Raleigh, NC is putting on an
all-female _Hamlet_ Wed. Feb. 26 through March 2.  Performances are at
8PM and tickets cost $2.  Call (919) 508-2350 for more information.

Eric Weil
Shaw U.

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From:           John Mills <
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Date:           Monday, 24 Feb 1997 09:42:29 -0700 (MST)
Subject:        Female Hamlets

Mrs. Siddons played it on at least one of her Benefit nights and was
favorably reviewed.  Siobahn McKenna did it off-Broadway in the late
fifties or early sixties.  Judith Anderson toured with it around 1970,
chiefly to University campuses; I saw it at SUNY Binghamton.  It was
essentially a concert performance, though with costumes and some stage
action.  She made no attempt to impersonate the character as a male, let
alone a youthful male.  But, superb actress that she was, she gave a
reading of the mind and heart of Hamlet which was comparable to the best
that I have seen.  John Mills
 

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