The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0208 Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Date: May 28, 2012 9:29:05 PM EDT
Subject: Re: SHAKSPER: Maria
Pete McCluskey wrote:
>The actor playing Maria could double as Antonio; Maria leaves 3.4 with
>enough time for a quick costume change to Antonio, and since his
>presence is needed in 5.1, Maria doesn’t appear.
No, that’s a worse doubling suggestion than Sebastian. Antonio and Sebastian exeunt together at the end of 3.3, and Olivia and Maria immediately enter together at the beginning of 3.4—that’s what I mean by “impossible exits/entries”. (Similarly, Maria, Sir Toby and Fabian exeunt at the end of 3.2, and Antonio and Sebastian enter together at the beginning of 3.3.)