Lecture 25 - Lecture 25 12/11/08 Shakespeare was a...

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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 25 12/11/08 Shakespeare was a professional writer. Women were not allowed on the stage until late 17 th century. Prepubescent 8 x  *  boys played female parts. This was problematic from the point of view of quality of acting (no professionalism or experience). Lady Macbeth  ( ; * was one exception where there was a big female role. The globe theater facilitates  the delivery of lines, no need to shout. Greater intimacy  between the actors and the audience. Approximate size of the stage was 43x47. Balconies    for the rich surrounded the theater. In a rectangular  theater Hamlet  (8 x  * ) would take about 41/2 hours, in a globe theater the time would be cut to about 3 hours....
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2010 for the course EUR 101 taught by Professor Westphalen during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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Lecture 25 - Lecture 25 12/11/08 Shakespeare was a...

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