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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1182  Thursday, 3 June 2004

From:           Martin Steward <
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Date:           Wednesday, 2 Jun 2004 23:15:13 +0100
Subject: Films
Comment:        SHK 15.1172 Films

Martin Steward writes:

  >>No, they were all played by boys. The idea that they might be played by
 > >girls on the public stage never entered into anyone's head.
 >
 >The Italians and French certainly had girls on the stage. So whose empty
 >heads did it never enter? Or is this yet again "it could only happen in
 >England"?

Point taken. But that just makes it an even more gendered decision,
doesn't it?

m

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