Posts Tagged ‘hamlet’

Hamlet, Gender, AND SO FORTH

Posted: October 14, 2010 in Braak
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Today on Threat Quality:  everyone go to the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre’s blog.  I want to have a conversation about what it means to cast Hamlet as a woman.

Hamlet is one of the greatest roles in theater history and so it is unsurprising that women as well as men would dream of playing the prince. What may be surprising to some, however, is how longstanding the tradition of women playing Hamlet is and how much the casting of a woman can bring to both the play and the audience.