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|Mulgrew To Star in Shakespeare Play|
|Topic Started: May 2 2010, 10:12 AM (85 Views)|
|TribbleMom||May 2 2010, 10:12 AM Post #1|
Mulgrew To Star in Shakespeare Play
Posted by T'Bonz - 28/04/10 at 01:04 pm
Kate Mulgrew, Star Trek Voyager’s Captain Janeway, will portray another strong woman when she takes on the role of Cleopatra in William Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra.
William Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra will open at the Hartford Stage in Connecticut this October, during the 47th season for the Hartford Stage.
Mulgrew, who celebrates her fifty-fifth birthday tomorrow, isn’t the first fifty-something to take on the role of Cleopatra. Katharine Hepburn took on the role of the sultry temptress in 1960 when she was fifty-three years old.
Tina Landau will be directing the play. No word yet on who will be playing Antony.
Interesting ... Historically, Cleopatra was probably in her late teens or maybe early twenties when she met Julius Caesar, and that would mean her life probably ended by the time that she was, say, 30ish. I find it interesting that some producers would choose to cast women older than that (like Hepburn previously and now Mulgrew) into the role.
You go, Kate!
|24thcenstfan||May 4 2010, 06:57 PM Post #2|
Something Wicked This Fae Comes
^^ I think the theater industry has been a little more accepting of women of different ages portraying a variety of characters. Hollywood is much more restrictive I think in that regard.
It does speak well of Mulgrew's tallent that she was cast in the role.
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