Hormonal prince.

Jack wrote…

Today, I announced to my theatre director that I wanted to play Hamlet. She nodded at this and asked if I’d play him as androgynous – like myself, in other words – but I said no, not for this particular role. I enjoy the vaguely backwards notion that while I disregard gender in my day-to-day life, I can convincingly inhabit any part of the spectrum onstage.

My director has faith I’ll be a nicely hormonal prince, at any rate.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on December 4th, 2009 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 4 comments »

4 Responses to “Hormonal prince.”

  1. Aran

    Your director is ace. I’d love to play a male character on stage some time. Preferably Mephisto from the German version of Dr Faustus.


  2. Lanthir

    Congratulations on getting the par, I’m sure you’ll be awesome!
    My (biologically female) younger brother is actually working on directing a production of Hamlet right now in which she’ll be playing Hamlet. Nifty coincidence, that.


  3. Rin

    Darnit, Lanthir, I’m -not- directing it. It is a Renaissance production, get it straight. [/fake-offended]

    Anyway, Hamlets represent! I wish there were more directors who understood and tolerated different bits of the gender spectrum, like yours seems to do. Congratulations and break a leg!


  4. Jessica

    inhabiting any part of the spectrum. i love that concept. fictionalizing gender.


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