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April 02, 2010


Bob Smith

I think you're being too nice. If they did a show of straight love poems performed between two guys someone would claim it violates the author's intentions. Shakespeare was definitely bisexual if not gay. The New Arden edition of the sonnets gets it, Peter Brook should too.

Daniela Cox

I would feel very sorry if the question of the gender of the actual actors would keep anybody from attending this performance since it will be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see two actors like Pennington and Parry enact Shakespeare's Sonnets. Peter Brook also mentions that he chose the particular actors because of their "heart and art". I'm very much inclined to believe his view - having actually met the one of them recently - and to share it. Please do not make the same mistake like the average straight reviewer as mentioned in the comment by Bob Smith but go there and be hopefully enchanted ;-).


Everything I have ever read agrees that "begetter" did not mean the subject or inspiration of the poems. Whoever Mr. W. H. was, he wasn't the Youth.

That being said, I agree completely. The heterosexualizing of the sonnets, and of so much other same-sex literature, is a sign of just how much homophobia still exists among the educated classes.

Bob Smith

I agree with Daniela and plan on going to hear the sonnets. I suppose three actors would've broke the budget, but it would have been more interesting and historically accurate.

Daniela Cox

Bob, I must say I envy you a lot!! Just one more interesting information: if you speak French, then do have a look at the following article http://www.letemps.ch/Page/Uuid/2199da64-3144-11df-9e7d-ad31e4c19ee1. As far as I interpret it there were some male-male performances of "Love is my Sin" in Geneva in March ;-)!


This topic is related. Thought some folks might be interested...


Secrets of Gender Blind Casting
Macbeth at DHPAC/Five Towns College in LI, New York.

Pre-performance interview with actress Beth Gwara and Director, Dr. Kathy Curtiss. Macbeth, a production of Five Towns College Theatre Department, will be performed April 15-18, 2010 at DHPAC/Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, Long Island, New York. More info and tickets at: (631) 656-2148 or http://dhpac.org This is fan video by blogger "Ki at DHPAC". Includes discussion of: feminism; gender blind casting; color blind casting; and Cate Blanchett's performance as Bob Dylan in "I'm Not There"


Totally expected. A heterosexual who wants a heterosexual-only play. Just like heterosexuals wanting heterosexual-only marriage, heterosexual-only proms, heterosexual-only education, heterosexual-only health care, heterosexual-only anything.

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