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1 Taranaki Street, Wellington | Box Office Ph: 04 801 7992
Duration: Sat 12 Sep
Price: $15 - $18

by Theresa Rebeck

Sat 12 Sep 2pm
$15 – $19

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In 1899 Sarah Bernhardt decides she will play Hamlet – not the first time she has sought gender equality.

LOUIS: Someone needs to talk her out of it. She’s a great actress, but Hamlet? It’s grotesque. If Shakespeare meant for Hamlet to be a woman, he would have named the play ‘Hamlet Princess of Denmark’. That’s not what he wrote… Men playing women, that’s all right. Women playing men. It doesn’t work… It’s a disgusting idea and you know it.