The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0145 Thursday, 28 January 1999.
From: Jean Peterson <
Date: Tuesday, 26 Jan 1999 11:53:05 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 10.0141 Globe Season
Comment: Re: SHK 10.0141 Globe Season
>Two all-male Shakespeares in Globe summer season Shakespeare's Globe
>summer season this year will feature an all-male Julius Caesar (opening
>20th May) and an all-male Antony and Cleopatra (opening 30th July), in
>which Globe director Mark Rylance will play Cleopatra.
Pretty disappointing choices, in my view. What's the point of an "all
male" Julius Caesar, which practically IS all-male-in cast, ambience,
and sensibility-to begin with? No fun there. I'm also less than
thrilled with Rylance casting himself as Cleopatra-an opportunity to do
something REALLY provocative sadly missed. Weren't Jaye Davidson or Ru
Paul available? Now THAT would have been worth seeing!