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Re: Why Boy Actors? (fwd) BOURASSA ANDRE G



Voici une question (>>) et sa premiere reponse (>). Votre reponse
doit etre acheminee a Mme Liedl, qui ne fait pas partie de QUEATRE.
A vous de juger s'il y a lieu d'en acheminer une copie a QUEATRE@UQAM.CA

> Medieval English Theatre volumes 5:2 (1983), 7:1 (1985), 9:1 (1987).
> Maid Marians in the last one.
>         Meg Twycross
> >
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > Date: Sun, 29 Jan 1995 19:44:32 -0500
> > From: Janice Liedl <JLIEDL@NICKEL.LAURENTIAN.CA>
> > To: Multiple recipients of list FICINO <FICINO@UTORONTO.BITNET>
> > Subject: Re: Why Boy Actors?
> >
> > This thread has aroused my curiosity.  I've a reference to a 1536 mss
> > mentioning the corrupting influence of plays (esp. those of Robin
> > Hood and Marian).  Does anyone (maybe from REED) have reference to
> > women's role/who portrayed them for these pre-Elizabethan plays?
> >
> > I'd also be interested in learning how and when women participated in
> > amateur stagings/entertainments/etc.  I've seen a great deal on the
> > ceremonial festivities (such as triumphs) where women play some roles--
> > are those a rare exception or more the rule for non-professional
> > entertainments in the Renaissance?
> >
> > Such information would be very intriguing to include in a forthcoming
> > class discussion in my women and the family history course.
> >
> > --------------------------------
> >  Janice Liedl, Dept. of History  "Like as his life was wicked and full
> >  jliedl@nickel.laurentian.ca      of dissimulation, so was his end
> >  Laurentian University            thereafter." --  Lady Jane Grey Dudley
> >  Sudbury, Ontario                 (d. 1554) on the Duke of Northumberland
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> >
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