The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1830  Monday, 22 September 2003

From:           Colin Cox <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 19 Sep 2003 18:18:18 -0700
Subject: 14.1821 Women Fencing
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1821 Women Fencing

Don Bloom asks:

>So, again my question: do we know if these women studied fencing to
>prepare for taking on the part of Romeo?

Don, I found this extract in the New York Tribune 1883:

"Though it is well known that fencing was all the rage with Parisian
gentlemen at this time, there should be no surprise that, in keeping
with the fashionability of things from the Continent, there was also a
healthy interest in the art in New York. In the Tribune interview with
Senac, for instance, the Ma 

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