The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0145  Thursday, 28 January 1999.

From:           Jean Peterson <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 26 Jan 1999 11:53:05 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 10.0141 Globe Season
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0141 Globe Season

>Two all-male Shakespeares in Globe summer season Shakespeare's Globe
>summer season this year will feature an all-male Julius Caesar (opening
>20th May) and an all-male Antony and Cleopatra (opening 30th July), in
>which Globe director Mark Rylance will play Cleopatra.

Pretty disappointing choices, in my view.  What's the point of an "all
male" Julius Caesar, which practically IS all-male-in cast, ambience,
and sensibility-to begin with? No fun there.  I'm also less than
thrilled with Rylance casting himself as Cleopatra-an opportunity to do
something REALLY provocative sadly missed.  Weren't Jaye Davidson or Ru
Paul available? Now THAT would have been worth seeing!

Jean Peterson
Bucknell University

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