Rethinking Shakespeare in light of “the plethora of great talent of Montréal actresses”

RecentlParker_Leni_IMG_5172y, Leni Parker from Repercussion Theatre’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar was interviewed by Sarah Deshaies and the team at CKUT radio’s Upstage. The interview addresses warrior women, the historicization of Julius Caesar, and surviving the apocalypse with Shakespeare. Their wide-ranging conversation also considers the traditional gendering of the Bard’s work, the creative direction of this summer’s Shakespeare-in-the-Park tour, and Leni’s take on Caesar’s demise: “it’s [her] favourite death […] it’s nice and stabby.”

The full episode (aired: Thursday, June 23rd) can be found, in the Upstage Archive, here. Alternatively, you can listen to the segment (the interview begins around the 27:50 time-mark) here!