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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 &#23; * &#2; boys played female parts. This was problematic from the point of view of quality of acting (no professionalism or experience). Lady Macbeth &#2; ( ; * was one exception where there was a big female role. The globe theater facilitates &#2; the delivery of lines, no need to shout. Greater intimacy &#2; between the actors and the audience. Approximate size of the stage was 43x47. Balconies &#2; &#2; &#2; for the rich surrounded the theater. In a rectangular &#2; theater Hamlet &#2; (8 x &#23; * ) would take about 41/2 hours, in a globe theater the time would be cut to about 3 hours....
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