Shakespearean Feminism and Leveling the Field for Actors of Color

Shakespeare was a feminist. Some say that notion is clear in his play As You Like It. The lead female character, Rosalind, exerts a rare type of autonomy and strength for women depicted in that era…

Shakespeare was a feminist.

Some say that notion is clear in his play As You Like It. The lead female character, Rosalind, exerts a rare type of autonomy and strength for women depicted in that era (circa 1599). Ahead of Off Square’s Thin Air Shakespeare opening July 5, director Edgar Landa and actress Malika Williams discuss feminism (Shakespearean style), leveling the playing field for actors of color, and more.

Above: Malika Williams as Rosalind and Christopher Salazar as Orlando in the upcoming Thin Air Shakespeare performance of As You Like It. (Edgar Landa)

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