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Re: Female Othello
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0204  Tuesday, 30 January 2001

From:           Evelyn Gajowski <
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Date:           Friday, 26 Jan 2001 12:13:13 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 12.0185 Re: Female Othello
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0185 Re: Female Othello

To Geralyn Horton:

The production of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival's *Hamlet* at SAA
in Cleveland in Mar. 1998 cast a female actor as a female Hamlet.  This
decision had several interesting implications -- for one, Polonius's
making the Hamlet/Ophlelia relationship taboo was rendered as homophobic
in motivation.

Evelyn Gajowski
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
 

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