When the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's production of Hamlet opens on June 23 on Boulder, it will feature an actress, Lenne Klingamen, playing Hamlet. Should a female play the Danish prince? Juliet Wittman offered five reasons why it's a bad idea, but even more reasons why it's an idea whose time has come. And Gabrielle agrees:
Why not? Back during Shakespeare's time, men dressing as women characters was completely normal. Given, it was because they didn't allow women to act, but still.... Point being, it's a fun thing to do switching gender roles.
Will you see any Colorado Shakespeare Festival productions this summer?
We Believe Local Journalism is Critical to the Life of a City
Engaging with our readers is essential to Westword's mission. Make a financial contribution or sign up for a newsletter, and help us keep telling Denver's stories with no paywalls.