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Women Merely Players: Actresses on Shakespeare

Synopsis
Podcast from the Folger Shakespeare Library. Shakespeare’s time, only men appeared on stage, with teenage boys playing the women’s parts. Today, women play women and sometimes men—and vice-versa. In this podcast some of the best-known actresses in the Folger’s home town, Washington, DC — Naomi Jacobsen, Cam Magee, Francelle Stewart Dorn, Victoria Reinsel, Charlene V Smith, and Holly Twyford — talk about their experiences on stage with Shakespeare. The all-female staging of Richard III was produced for Brave Spirit Theater, with Jenna Berk as George, Duke of Clarence. First Murderer is Rachel Hynes; Second Murderer is Tina Renay Fulp.
Series
Shakespeare Unlimited
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Audio
Recording date
2014
Duration
20 mins

Credits

Producer
Richard Paul
Music
Lenny Williams

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); women; All-female casts

Notes

Notes
http://www.folger.edu/shakespeare-unlimited-episode-2 (accessed 2/2015)

Production Company

Name

R.L. Paul Productions

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