Actors hit out at Pop-Up Globe's traditional Shakespearean casting of men in women's roles

Organisers of the Pop-Up Globe have been accused of sexism for using an all-male cast in keeping with Shakespearean tradition. The second company has male and female actors. Auckland actor Rosie Cann, 22, said she believed the tradition of men playing female roles was outdated and should fall by the wayside. Cann told the Herald it was part of a wider problem female actors faced. The second company is mixed with male and female actors who work with directors who are free to tell the story as they choose.

Source:   New Zealand Herald
January 12, 2017 05:04 UTC