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On a lighter note

This morning's New York Times had an article about She Stoops to Comedy, a new play by David Greenspan. The conceit, essentially, is that a lesbian couple is having difficulties, as Alexandra is terribly possessive; when her girlfriend gets cast as Rosalind in As You Like It, Alexandra disguises herself as a man to audition for Orlando.

So, (everybody who's already got it can pretty much stop reading the note now) in the great bits where Rosalind, in men's clothes, taunts love-struck Orlando, it's a woman dressed as a man and a woman dressed as a man. Only Alexandra is played by the author, so it's actually a man dressed as a woman dressed as a man being taunted by a woman dressed as a woman dressed as a man. The man doesn't recognize the woman he loves but is strangely and uncomfortably attracted to this guy; the woman doesn't recognize the woman she loves but (I'm guessing) is strangely and uncomfortably attracted to this guy.

I have no idea whether the actual play is any good, but I'm vastly entertained by the idea.

Thank you,
-Vardibidian.