Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Importance of Being Lady Bracknell

Gyles-Brandreth---TIOBE---stage-UK---2011---Daily-Mail Since it is Lady Bracknell Week in The Femulated slot, Anne N sent me a great article from the Daily Mail titled "I just love being a woman..."

The article describes how actor Gyles Brandreth lived as a woman full-time 24/7 for two months last year to prepare for the role of Lady Bracknell in a UK production of The Importance of Being Earnest.

He wrote, "Above all, I am discovering that the essence of being a woman is being aware of others... I don’t believe women are naturally more intuitive or sensitive than men. They just seem that way because they look and they listen more carefully than men do and consequently they see more and hear better.

"I want to cross the male-female divide and step inside the mind of a woman because it’s an interesting place, and full of surprises. But I only want visiting rights, though, I don’t plan to live there permanently."

I’ve heard that before!

You can read the entire article here.


  1. Giles Brandreth is actually quite a polymath, as well as acting he is an acclaimed author, broadcaster, journalist and a former member of Parliament. Although he may lack Steven Fry's gravitas he is of the same same vein of British "Dabbler" and although I can't agree with his politics he certainly made the House of Commons a more entertaining place while he was there.

  2. British MPs and their eccentricities eh? ;-)