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Crossdressing in Theatre especially Shakespeare
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MAJORITY OF THE CROSS DRESSING WAS TASTEFULL
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THE NEW THEATRE PATENTS ISSUED BY KING CHARLES 2 SAID THE FIRST WOMAN TO APPEAR IN A SHAKESPEARE PLAY DID SO IN 1660 – 44 YEARS AFTER SHAKESPEARE’S DEATH.
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forasmuch as many plays formerly acted do conteine severall prophane, obscene and scurrilous passages, and the women’s parts therein have been acted by men in the habit of women, at which some have taken offense… we doe likewise permit and give leave that all the women’s parts to be acted in either of the said two companies may be performed by women…
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The first production to feature professional female players took place on 8 December 1660, at Thomas Killigrew’s Vere Street Theatre, in a production of Shakespeare's Othello. The identity of the first woman to play Desdemona is unknown, her name unrecorded in theatrical accounts. However, research undertaken by Elizabeth Howe suggests that Anne Marshall was the most likely candidate. A talented actress
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CROSSDRESSING IN ROMEO AND JULIET Mercutio in Drag shows how he is bigger then life, bold, and exciting
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