2004

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0506  Tuesday, 24 February 2004

From:           Jeffrey Myer <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 21 Feb 2004 09:50:39 -0500
Subject:        Nathan Field

Epicoene is supposed to have been "acted in the year 1609.  By the
Children of Her Majesty's Revels."  "Nat. Field" is listed among "The
principal Comedians."  Since he was baptized in 1587, that would have
made Field 22 years old at the time of the performance, which seems a
bit old to be considered a child.  What was the average age of the
"child" actors, and was it common to have actors as old as Field would
have been?

Thanks,
Jeff Myers

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