Of course, any theater history major All Female Shakespeare Company quickly point Shakepseare the legendary Sarah Bernhardt was famous for her late 19 th century portrayal of the brooding Prince Hamlet. Wolpe plays the title role while Ohama portrays Polonius. Wolpe tackles contemporary political and social issues, offers perspectives on the haunting influences of war, violence and victimization and provides a glimpse of the resilience, hope and humanity that makes a life worth living.

The challenge of giving women opportunities to play the Lears and Richards and Henrys seems to not only have All Female Shakespeare Company met but embraced. And, while many an actor and scholar will not dismiss the impact and skill required for the only two women outside the Player Queen who appear in Hamlet, o nly Prince Hamlet knocks out some of the greatest soliloquies of the English language, which contemplate human frailty, free will and the often painful experience of living in an uncertain world.

Wolpe agrees. Both of which are necessary in this kind of work. Over the 20 All Female Shakespeare Company, both artists have also worked outside LA. Ohama boasts a lengthy list of screen credits. They describe their experiences as SShakespeare and teachers over the years with younger talents who are discovering Shakespeare — and the challenges new generations face with classical text. The reading skills, the history, the Shajespeare the things that go into training that may not be in their familiar territory.

They have to have an exposure to that…They do have to train. With recent MFA and BFA actors representing a largely online and social-media-raised culture, Wolpe finds a disconnect between those who would seek becoming artists through classical work and the empty promises that can surround performers living next door to Hollywood.

Ohama and Wolpe agree that women playing the great male roles of Shakespeare has never been an exercise in equal opportunity or some kind of Walt Disney Company Human Resources Strategy statement.

When they could be acting from the feet Femal the crown. Ohama will All Female Shakespeare Company her teaching at USC and her busy career as a voice teacher at esteemed theater institutions around the country. Both recognize the legacy they have created through hundreds of actresses — seasoned and green — who have taken part in the LAWSC mission and programs over the years. But they also recognize the time to move on Shhakespeare create something new.

Hamlet, Odyssey Theatre, S. Sepulveda Blvd, LA Opens Sept 7. Wed-Sat 8 pm; Sun 5 pm. Through Oct. Through her work at Hero, she has been working to All Female Shakespeare Company women of color into the classical cannon. Work Play Think Listen Menu.

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