A fascinating article in today's Guardian UK about an upcoming all-female Julius Caesar at the Donmar Warehouse. The women involved talk about getting to lead and to provide the motor for the story, rather than support the work of men as they've often been asked to do in the past.
The article also includes an important statistic. In the Shakespeare canon there are 788 male characters and 141 female characters.
Which brings me to this exciting announcement: the Counting Actors project is at over 200 shows, so look for some statistical posts starting towards the end of the holiday weekend.