|All boy's schools and female roles
||[Feb. 3rd, 2004|09:21 pm]
I'm sure that at some time or other we've all heard a joke about some boy playing the character of Lady MacBeth or Juliet in his school's play because he attends an all boys school. I've always persumed that these guys were |
a) drama fanatics willing to play anyway role that is interesting
However my brother's english class is doing skits from Romeo and Juliet and my brother has been casted with the part of Lady Capulet in Act I scene iii. My brother is very shy and has never expressed interest in acting or other boys before. Yet suddenly he's talking about borrowing my fan and nail filier and asking me to help him made a headress for the skit and talking about getting cucumbers to put over his eyes for the beginning of the scene. Afterwards his teacher said it was the best rendition he had ever scene.
What is going on with this? Is my brother pocessed by some drama buff ghost or is this a mystry of boys playing female roles that dates from the Reniassance that i will never understand?