The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.1075 Saturday, 31 October 1998.
From: Tom Reedy <
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 11:22:16 -0600
Subject: Q: Theatre reference
In chapter 4 of her book, _Shakespeare Without Tears_, Margaret Webster
. . . besides being an actor, a stage manager, and a business
partner in his own theater he was also to a great extent the director
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?