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Re: To be an actor or not to be an actress
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1465  Tuesday, 8 August 2000.

From:           Karen Peterson-Kranz <
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Date:           Tuesday, 8 Aug 2000 20:49:06 +1000
Subject: 11.1447 Re: To be an actor or not to be an actress
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1447 Re: To be an actor or not to be an actress

I wrote...

>>Thus, the problematic "actor"/"actress" labels can be replaced
>>with such unwieldy/awkward, but perhaps more accurate and equitable
>>phrasings, such as "Suzy is studying in preparation for a career acting
>>on stage."

And Pat Doland wrote...

>Just because we wish to be accurate, doesn't mean we have to be unwieldy
>or awkward.
>
>In this case, "Suzy, strong-willed and talented, loves acting. She
>studies theatre." Richard's Lanham's Revising Prose is a good place to
>look for stuff like this.
>
>To bring it back to Shakespeare--if we're going to read him closely and
>in context, we should be willing to read ourselves the same way. That's
>what revising is all about, after all.

Just so.  Thanks for the helpful advice.  I stand revised.

Cheers,
Karen Peterson-Kranz
 

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