WABE: Theater Emory plays with casting genders in ‘As You Like It’

Listen to an interview between Lois Reitzes and the directors in the City Lights Podcast.
(Interview begins at 15:21)

This year, Shakespeare’s 400th birthday is being celebrated across the globe.

For the occasion, Theater Emory has created several programs over the year dedicated to Shakespeare – and this week, they are doing a grand experiment. Professor Jan Akers is directing an all-female cast of “As You Like It,” and professor Tim McDonough is directing an all-male cast of the same play.

“So we were interested without any particular agenda about the gender differences to see how the plays would speak differently to audiences given an all-male cast and an all-female cast,” explained McDonough in an interview with Lois Reitzes.

Read the article in full here.

 

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