Cross-dressing has been a part of drama for as long as I can remember. Granted I’m not that old, but even in Shakespeare’s day cross-dressing could be found. Not just the fact that females had to be played by males, but even the characters themselves would cross-dress; most notably Viola from Twelfth Night. So I guess when that was first performed they had a boy, playing a girl, pretending to be a boy.
Sometimes cross-dressing is used to great comedic effect, and sometimes it is the catalyst for moving and controversial drama. And of course, there are the times when it is used to scare the living knickers off you.
Albert Nobbs (Glenn Close) takes the dramatic approach and sees a woman who has passed as a man for the majority of her working life, as women are discouraged from being independent. To celebrate its release on DVD »
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