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Seattle All-Female Hamlet
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0393  Thursday, 4 May 2006

[1] 	From: 	David Richman <
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	Date: 	Wednesday, 3 May 2006 13:28:22 -0400
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 17.0381 Seattle All-Female Hamlet

[2] 	From: 	Elizabeth Woledge <
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	Date: 	Thursday, 4 May 2006 09:27:07 +0100
	Subj: 	RE: SHK 17.0381 Seattle All-Female Hamlet


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From: 		David Richman <
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Date: 		Wednesday, 3 May 2006 13:28:22 -0400
Subject: 17.0381 Seattle All-Female Hamlet
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0381 Seattle All-Female Hamlet

Most intriguing.  I regret I live so far from Seattle.  I argued in a 
paper delivered to the Hamlet v. Harlequin Conference in 2002 that the 
Q1 Hamlet suggests, almost to the point of certainty, that that 
soliloquy must be played, at least in Q1,  as a piece of precisely 
planned eavesdropping. Of course, in Q1, it's not quite the same 
soliloquy.  Not. When I direct Q1 this fall, I will try it that way, so 
I look forward to learning how it goes in Steve's production.  Since I 
am going Q1, I won't also go all-female: "on experiment's head, 
experiments accumulate" but I am toying with the notion of some 
trans-gender casting.  David Richman

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From: 		Elizabeth Woledge <
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Date: 		Thursday, 4 May 2006 09:27:07 +0100
Subject: 17.0381 Seattle All-Female Hamlet
Comment: 	RE: SHK 17.0381 Seattle All-Female Hamlet

The all-female bit may seem like a gimmick-and it does serve that 
marketing purpose-but there are strong dramatic and theatrical reasons 
for it as well, which I'd be happy to detail if anyone shows any 
glimmers of interest.

***Well, I am curious. If this has been endlessly discussed before just 
point me in the right direction. Otherwise I'd love to know your take on 
this.

Elizabeth

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