Ryan Grant

Yale Rep's 'Imogen Says Nothing' A Fierce Feminist Fable

Yale Rep's 'Imogen Says Nothing' A Fierce Feminist Fable

When I first heard that Aditi Brennan Kapil's new play "Imogen Says Nothing" — at the Yale Repertory Theatre through Feb. 11 — involved a woman who wanted to be in a Shakespeare play, I naturally assumed that the Imogen in question was the one from "Cymbeline," which the Rep staged last year with women in most of the key male roles.

It turns out that Kapil is exploring a much more obscure Imogen, one who walks onstage briefly in an early edition of "Much Ado About Nothing" yet isn't given anything to do or say. (The Rep...

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