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Q: Theatre Reference
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.1075  Saturday, 31 October 1998.

From:           Tom Reedy <
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Date:           Fri, 30 Oct 1998 11:22:16 -0600
Subject:        Q: Theatre reference

In chapter 4 of her book, _Shakespeare Without Tears_, Margaret Webster
writes:

   . . . besides being an actor, a stage manager, and a business
partner    in his own theater he was also to a great extent the director
of his
   own plays.  A contemporary traveler from Germany relates that in
the    English theater "even the actors have to allow themselves to be
   instructed by the dramatist."

Since the book is written for the popular audience, she gives no
references.  Does anyone know the source of her quote?

Tom Reedy

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