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The History Girls

TAKE YOUR SEATS FOR A GENDER REVOLUTION AS FEMALE ACTORS IN MALE ROLES BEGIN TO CHANGE THE FACE OF THEATRE

GENDER IN THEATRE

“It’s impossible for a woman to play Lear more than 100 times. It would be nonsense, it wouldn’t happen.”

Ronald Harwood, The Telegraph

“A female Richard II is the sort of thing you might expect to see at the end of term in a boarding-school.”

Andrew Temple, The Independent

“The problem to me had always been permission: permission from the public and permission from myself.”

Harriet Walter, Brutus And Other Heroines

Of the many changes that last year brought, there was one positive trend that looks set to continue and which we can all support in 2017 and beyond. The recasting of male roles and even entire companies with female characters and actors has not only opened up opportunities for those of us working on stage and front of camera, it has provided role models and original interpretations of texts both classic and modern. From The Tempest to Ghostbusters, audiences have been treated to women storming the barricades to huge acclaim and no little box-office success.

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We are thrilled to have singer-songwriter Tanita Tikaram on our cover this month! For the first time in her thirty year career, she speaks openly about her sexuality in a revealing interview with Jane Czyzselska. Don’t forget to check out our digital issue for behind-the-scenes video footage from our cover shoot, including Tanita telling us her favourite tracks from the new album. Also in this issue… LGBT History Month: Why is our past so white? What was it like to be lesbian or bi when homosexuality was a crime? A fairytale photoshoot with YouTube super-couple Rose and Rosie Heather Peace looks back at the history of women’s football Vicky Beeching finds out if Jesus was a feminist Jane Hill asks what’s stopping us from working out Phyll Opoku-Gyimah urges us to build our movement up, not tear each other down Sophie Ward investigates theatre’s gender revolution and talks to the female actors taking male roles Get your coat! How lesbian dating’s changed through the ages PLUS: Travel, fashion, family and much, much more!
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