When I started this project, oh lo those many many years ago, I thought an opportunity to play him could legitimately be in my future. Was it ten years ago now? I had no idea which way the wind might blow. I wanted to play him, that I knew – but since then, I have done very little performing. A show here and there sure, but not so’s you’d see someone with access to a show budget giving me the chance to take on the role we all long to play.
And I may be too old now. I already had the gender against my odds – but now I’m not only a woman but a woman who is older than the character by more than a year or two. But. I’d never say never. Never is a big word. I’d say probably not Hamlet in this lifetime.