The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1317  Thursday, 29 June 2000.

From:           Jeffrey Myers <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 28 Jun 2000 12:19:44 -0400
Subject:        Exploitation of Actors; Was Shakespeare and Basketball

> >Wasn't Shakespeare part of a management team that
> >exploited actors (at least, non-shareholding actors)?
> Is "exploit" the currently PC term for "employ"?

Sadly, the two words have more often than not been synonymous, as almost
anyone other than a Limbaugh-listening . . . would have realized after a
few glimpses at the world.  Does anyone doubt that at least some actors
in Shakespeare's day were exploited through their employment as actors?
About Shakespeare's role in such exploitation I am unsure, which is why
I asked.

Jeff Myers

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