“[B]ecause you can’t imagine a woman playing a soldier, we’ll make her a nun; does that help?”

Minton, Eric. “Shakespeare Understood Women Better Than Modern Men Do”. Shakespeareances.com, 13 Feb. 2013. http://www.shakespeareances.com/dialogues/commentary/Woman_Place-130128.html

Many individuals argue that there are not enough female roles in William Shakespeare’s plays. Therefore, several modern day directors of renditions of these plays decide to turn male roles into perverse female characters because they believe that this would allow more women to have a part in the story. Eric Minton, however, begs to differ. After all, this approach negatively affects both the female character’s and actress’ dignity. Hence, Minton suggests alternative ways to allow more women actresses perform Shakespeare’s plays.

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