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Learning To Like Shakespeare
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cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 17th, 2012 03:06 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Shakespeare certainly isn't for everyone. But I hope, given Skylar's proclivity for all things literary, that she finds plenty to enjoy in his work.

I suppose Taming of the Shrew is sexist through and through. I had a funny thought, though, watching a nearly all-girl troupe perform a play that was first performed by men in and out of drag: it's about the pleasure of role-playing, to a degree. That's not to say that it can't be taken and used perniciously. It certainly has. That said, there's a glee to acting out the roles, if they aren't taken as reflections of identity in an essentialist sense.
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