I have this dream: I’m playing Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing with the American Shakespeare Center at the Blackfriars Theater in Staunton, VA. We get to the scene at the party when Beatrice declares that she’ll have none of men. It is suggested to her that she might prefer a clean shaven man over a man with facial hair. When that bit comes, I want so much for there to be a clean shaven man sitting on one of the stools on stage so I can walk over to him, touch his face and declare: “And what should I do with him? Dress him in my apparel and make him my waiting gentlewoman?” Poor sap… it would be amazing.
Playing Beatrice (fucking dream role!) anywhere would be amazing.