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Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte To be or not to be. Shakespeare penned these six simple words 417 years ago. Uttered by Hamlet, arguably his most famous character, these words have inspired actors, directors, and numerous artistic endeavours. Indeed, they have inspired our own company as we continue to grow. Why is this simple phrase so fascinating, so inspiring? Because it leaves one with a choice. Recently, for the first …

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Shakespeare and Gender in Practice by Terri Power As as all-female Shakespeare company, we know all about breaking gender barriers. It’s what defines us. Indeed, one of the reasons we formed the company was to allow us – as women – to explore such traditionally male roles as Macbeth, Henry, and Hamlet. We also saw it as a fun little spin on the fact that women were forbidden by law …

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