Sir Ian McKellen reflects on his rece...

Sir Ian McKellen reflects on his recent roles

There are 6 comments on the www.boston.com story from Oct 28, 2009, titled Sir Ian McKellen reflects on his recent roles. In it, www.boston.com reports that:

The professional reviews were already in, but the notice that seemed to strike Sir Ian McKellen most meaningfully came from a 10-year-old who had just seen him as King Lear.

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Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#1 Oct 28, 2009
Is it my imagination or does it seem like a large proportion of 20th and 21st century male Shakespeareans are/were gay or bi? I am thinking of Gielgud and Olivier besides him.

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Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#2 Oct 28, 2009
JohnInToronto wrote:
Is it my imagination or does it seem like a large proportion of 20th and 21st century male Shakespeareans are/were gay or bi? I am thinking of Gielgud and Olivier besides him.
Must be your imagination. Must also be your imagination that many chorus boys are gay (in church as well as on Broadway).

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Since: Jan 09

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#3 Oct 29, 2009
JohnInToronto wrote:
Is it my imagination or does it seem like a large proportion of 20th and 21st century male Shakespeareans are/were gay or bi? I am thinking of Gielgud and Olivier besides him.
Well, if you want to deal in stereotypes......maybe it's because we are all so much brighter, talented, and interesting than our straight counter-parts.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#4 Oct 29, 2009
RalphB wrote:
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Well, if you want to deal in stereotypes......maybe it's because we are all so much brighter, talented, and interesting than our straight counter-parts.
Or are the strasight boys afraid of Shakespeare?:)

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#5 Oct 29, 2009
I'd love to see Sir Ian as Lear, BTW.

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Since: Jan 09

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#7 Oct 29, 2009
JohnInToronto wrote:
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Or are the strasight boys afraid of Shakespeare?:)
Straight boys are afraid of anything their mommy tells them to be.

and the stereotypes continue :)

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