The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1317 Thursday, 29 June 2000.
From: Jeffrey Myers <
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