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Much Ado. TLN 1149
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1199  Monday, 7 June 2004

From:           Graham Hall <
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Date:           Monday, 07 Jun 2004 07:17:10 +0000
Subject:        Much Ado. TLN 1149

[...]"There are more cross-dressers, more girl-on-girl kissing and even
less eroticism [in Tamara Harvey's all-female production of Much Ado at
Shakespeare's Globe]... the effect is to give the production the feel of
an end-of-term play at an all-girls' school: the prettiest are cast in
the girls' roles and the plainer, plumper or pimply ones are hidden
behind measly moustaches and wispy beards; [...] the audience of
tourists rather than theatregoers were thoroughly absorbed and
entertained throughout."[...]

Georgina Brown, Theatre Critic, Mail on Sunday,6 June 2004.

(Who also presumes that the reason for staging the production is revenge
for centuries of single gender male casting.)

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