The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1203 Monday, 7 June 2004
From: Martin Steward <
Date: Friday, 4 Jun 2004 21:04:30 +0100
Comment: SHK 15.1190 Films
Graham Hall's post from Friday 4th June referred to an earlier post of mine:
>>Graham Hall writes: "but in these days of genderless casting."
>>In these days? Rosalind, Juliet, Sylvia, Bianca, these were all
>>originally played by teenage girls?
>No, they were all played by boys. The idea that they might be played by
>girls on the public stage never entered into anyone's head. Hence the
>decision to cast boys in the roles was a gendered, and not a
Regretably, this post appeared to attribute the second part of the
citation, outside of quote marks, to Graham Hall. That part of the
quotation was, of course, the response by Colin Cox to the comment by
Graham Hall, which is in quote marks.
The error was caused purely by my careless use of the cut-and-paste
commands, and not by any mischievous intention to put the wrong words
into people's mouths.
My apologies for any confusion that may have been caused.
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