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16th Mar '17 11:49:23 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* It is very common for the title character in ''Theatre/TheNutcracker'' to be played by a woman. Because, ya know, the [[IncrediblyLamePun nut]][[GroinAttack cracker]] jokes weren't easy enough already.

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* It is very common for the title character in ''Theatre/TheNutcracker'' to be played by a woman.woman (a notable example being the 1989 Bolshoi recording, in which the role was danced by Marisa Okothnikova). Because, ya know, the [[IncrediblyLamePun nut]][[GroinAttack cracker]] jokes weren't easy enough already.
13th Mar '17 3:54:17 AM AutumnLeaves
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* In the Soviet musical adaptation of ''Literature/MaryPoppins'' Miss Andrew is played by a man (Oleg Tabakov).
5th Mar '17 3:21:33 PM comicwriter
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* The infamous Japanese live-action commercial for ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'' (the one with the rapping) had Link played by a 16-year-old schoolgirl. Due to Link's soft features and slight build, this is actually less jarring than you'd think.
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23rd Jan '17 1:36:32 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* Posthumous example in ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', with the bones of Arch Stanton being those of a Spanish actress who wanted her skeleton to be used for movies, so she could continue acting after her death.
29th Dec '16 10:53:09 PM karstovich2
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* As does ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'', on occasion.

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* As does ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'', * ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' engaged in this on occasion.occasion; the "man playing a woman" was occasionally part of the joke, but only to the extent that Creator/HughLaurie and Creator/StephenFry make for absolutely ''ridiculous'' women.
29th Dec '16 8:00:16 PM karstovich2
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* Music/GeorgeFredericHandel's {{oratorio}} ''Solomon'' has the part of King Solomon written as a ''female'' voice, specifically an alto part originally written for one of Handel's favourite mezzo-sopranos, Caterina Galli. In theory a male counter-tenor might be able to sing it, but it's really a woman's role.
13th Nov '16 7:57:04 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''Hornsmoke: A Horse Opera'' by Peter Schickele, Cornetta Bone, the only female role, is expected to be performed by a male cornet player, which explains the low range of the performer's brief (and out-of-character) vocal part.
1st Nov '16 6:48:33 AM Terwanuli
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Compare CrossDressingVoices, which is the voice acting equivalent. In a common CastingGag, you can often expect crosscast roles to cause RecursiveCrossdressing. Contrast with GenderFlip, in which a character is reimagined or rewritten to be the opposite sex, but the actor plays a character of their own sex.

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Compare CrossDressingVoices, which is the voice acting equivalent. In a common CastingGag, you can often expect crosscast roles to cause RecursiveCrossdressing. Contrast with GenderFlip, in which a character is reimagined or rewritten to be the opposite sex, gender, but the actor plays a character of their own sex.gender.
26th Oct '16 4:54:36 AM RxF
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* ''Series/Baskets'' has Christine Baskets, mother of the titular character played by Louie Anderson.

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* ''Series/Baskets'' ''Series/{{Baskets}}'' has Christine Baskets, mother of the titular character played by Louie Anderson.
26th Oct '16 4:53:55 AM RxF
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* ''Series/Baskets'' has Christine Baskets, mother of the titular character played by Louie Anderson.
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