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re: Run to see Hamlet at the Armory
Last Edit: MockingbirdGirl 10:14 am EDT 06/23/22
Posted by: MockingbirdGirl 10:04 am EDT 06/23/22
In reply to: Run to see Hamlet at the Armory - BroadwayDude 09:35 am EDT 06/23/22

I loved most of the modern touch ups, though making Rosencrantz a woman was gratuitous 🙄

Indeed, what is it about Rosencrantz's role that makes it 'gratuitous'* for a woman? Is it impossible for Hamlet to have had a female friend? Or for a woman to collude with the king and queen?

You would no doubt be shocked to learn that it's not that uncommon for either Rosencrantz or Guildenstern to be cast as a woman—as for instance, in the recent Young Vic production. It's one of the easiest parts in the play to cross cast.


*and, apparently, in need of an extra eye roll to emphasize the point
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