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YES YES YES A THOUSAND TIMES YES
YES!! Making that 1001, at least. I love Harriet Walter. And incidentally, I think an all-female RSC Richard III may be the best Shakespeare I've seen live.
Wait, when did they do that? I'll bet it was fabulous :-)
Or imagine a gender-switched Henry V, with those two bit parts for women played by men, and all the kings and nobles played by women. Now THAT I'd pay gold to see.
I shall now spend the rest of this evening's insomnia playing Fantasy Casting Director...
Maybe Lucy saw the one with Fiona Shaw as Richard? Say it is so, Lucia!
The Richard III was in 2003, with Kathryn Hunter. I thought she was really excellent (as was Amanda Harris' Buckingham,) though of course the idea of Fiona Shaw's Richard is tremendously exciting. Ditto the Henry V.