“The most potent symbol of gender breakdown is Whishaw’s extraordinary, androgynous Dionysus… He is the anti-alpha male, yet speaks with a terrifying assurance and command. He is a god – or ‘daemon’, as he puts it – with godlike powers, yet onstage his potency seems to come from the fact that he is a man unburdened by any of the baggage of masculinity.” [x]