�In Shakespeare�s time, women were not allowed on the stage at all and so all the great female parts we study in class had to be played by men. Well, there is a place close to the university that you all must have seen on road signs, called Arden. It�s in Shakespeare County and, guess what, they put on a Shakespeare Festival over the summer. An authentic Shakespeare Festival, I must add!�
�You want us to play female roles in Shakespeare?� Gerry asked, stunned.