Re: The Tempest at the University of Cincinnati
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2522 Thursday, 1 November 2001
From: Jim Slager <
Date: Wednesday, 31 Oct 2001 08:44:18 -0800
Subject: Re: The Tempest at the University of Cincinnati
It's interesting that the University of Cincinnati converted the
brothers Prospero and Antonio to the sisters Prospero and Antonia just
as Oregon Shakespeare Festival has done this year. I wonder if these
changes are due to the scarcity of women's roles throughout Shakespeare.
It seems that U of Cincinnati was able to come up with four more women's
roles by also putting Sycorax on stage and splitting Ariel into male and
Would anyone else like to comment on the lack of females roles in
Shakespeare and what some productions do about it?
S H A K S P E R: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List
Hardy M. Cook,
The S H A K S P E R Webpage <http://ws.bowiestate.edu>
DISCLAIMER: Although SHAKSPER is a moderated discussion list, the
opinions expressed on it are the sole property of the poster, and the
editor assumes no responsibility for them.