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Celebrity and the Theatre of Idols
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1145  Friday, 24 June 2005

From:           Colin Cox <
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Date:           Thursday, 23 Jun 2005 15:31:55 -0700
Subject: 16.1133 Celebrity and the Theatre of Idols
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.1133 Celebrity and the Theatre of Idols

 >Were performers and/or
 >playwrights becoming celebrities?


I would think that Marlowe was quite a celebrity "pampered jades of
Asia" was the "you had me at hello" of the 1590's. Of the actors not yet
mentioned Will Kempe comes to mind, especially after his morris dancing
gig from London to Norwich.

Colin Cox

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