The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1465 Tuesday, 8 August 2000.
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
>>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
And Pat Doland wrote...
>Just because we wish to be accurate, doesn't mean we have to be unwieldy
>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.