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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0799  Saturday, 1 December 2007

From:		Mike Shapiro <
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Date:		Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 13:01:07 -0500
Subject: 18.0786 Shakespeare as Falstaff
Comment:	RE: SHK 18.0786 Shakespeare as Falstaff

Is there any information regarding the utilization of understudies? How 
did Elizabethans handle situations in which players came down with the 
flu or plague? Similarities to our present day use of understudies could 
have resulted in WS having to play a number of different roles from his 
scripts.

Mike Shapiro

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