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Harriet Walter: stage more plays with lead female characters

Harriet Walter: stage more plays with lead female characters
Wednesday 16
21:29 2016

Dame Harriet Walter has called for artistic directors and playwrights to stage more plays with lead female characters, saying the lack of strong parts is driving her and others towards performing male roles. Walter, who is currently playing male leads in three Shakespeare plays, said that they should think beyond the Bard’s template of “male protagonists whose thoughts and actions matter and females who only matter in as much as they relate to those men”. The Guardian view on women in theatre: a leading role please, not just a bit part | Editorial Read more Though she says that women ...

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Summary: Dame Harriet Walter has called for artistic directors and playwrights to stage more plays with lead female characters, saying the lack of strong parts is driving her and others towards performing male roles. Walter, who is currently playing male leads in three Shakespeare plays, said that they should think beyond ...

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