The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2729 Tuesday, 4 December 2001
Date: Monday, 03 Dec 2001 10:25:42 -0600
Subject: Cosmetics for Actors
At WT 4.4.99-103, Perdita says of "nature's bastards," the gillyvor,
I'll not put
The dibble in earth to set one slip of them,
No more than, were I painted, I would wish
This youth should say 'twere well, and only therefore
Desire to breed by me.
Question: was the boy actor who played Perdita "painted" indeed?
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