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Who Can Play the King? Representation Questions Fuel Casting Debates.

When three of the most prestigious Shakespeare companies in the world staged “Richard III” this summer, each took a different approach to casting its scheming title character in ways that illuminate the fraught debate over which actors should play which roles. At the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, Richard was played by the actor Arthur Hughes, who has radial dysplasia, which means he has a shorter right arm and a missing thumb.

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Doctor Who's Easter special will explore lesbian romance between The Doctor and Yasmin
Doctor Who and Yasmin Khan’s “will they-won’t they?” lesbian romance will finally come to a head in the TV Easter special.The blossoming relationship between the pair – played by Jodie Whittaker and Mandip Gill – has been a hot topic of conversation for the past four years.In a story called Arachnids In The UK from 2018 – during Jodie’s first year as the Time Lord – they were asked if they were “an item”.Whovians seized on this and started nicknaming The Doc and companion Yasmin “Thasmin” and penned fanfiction about their love story.And, in Eve Of The Daleks earlier this year, fellow Tardis traveller Dan Lewis (John Bishop) revealed he had spotted the fact Yaz fancied the Time Lord and said: “Just tell her!”Now the subject will be addressed in Legend Of The Sea Devils.If they hook up it will be a TV first for the BBC sci-fi show, which next year marks its 60th anniversary.Show runner Chris Chibnall said: “Yaz and the Doctor have hinted that they have feelings they are suppressing and keeping quiet about. So there are some conversations that need to be had and you’ll see those conversations developing and taking place.”Mandip adds: “The relationship between the Doctor and Yaz has definitely developed further.“There’s a lot of bravery, there’s a lot of emotion and a lot of understanding.