Doesn't anybody ever play Shakespeare straight anymore? After years of putting up with Shakespeare in the parks set in Nazi Germany, colonial-era Caribbean and the Wild West, now we have to deal with changing genders. AAARGH! (Of course, I loved it when they did it on Battlestar Galactica, but that's different!) Is this payback for men playing women in the Elizabethan originals? Of course, given Max's own gender-bending in "Spirit in Realtime", I should probably shut up now. Oh well... I'll be the guy in the audience groaning on Dec. 10th.
I don't want to hear any hatin' on living narratives. If you want Elizabethan Style go to the globe, hippie. =) Also, next week you can read all about how Shakespeare caused the rift between High and Low Art, in riot form. So Stay Tuned.