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Meredith Martinuzzi Professor Daniel Tiffany ARLT 100 November 10, 2010 Naturalism and the New Style of Aesthetic Education The aesthetic education for male actors in the 17th century, during the time the film Stage Beauty was set in, was mundane and unnatural. Men were trained for years to play women roles by learning to use a feminine voice and move with feminine mannerisms, so not a single male attribute could be depicted on stage. These men were embodying the beauty of the female and were seen as heightened version of femininity. These actors were highly regarded in the theatre world and in the film Stage Beauty , the character Ned Kynaston was one of them. Although he was trapped in a male body, he was able to create the beauty of a woman on stage to play the role of Desdemona in the play Othello. Mr. Kynaston was great at the role Desdemona, but got replaced by his former dresser, Maria, because she was able to naturally act as a woman on stage. She tried out for the part and when the king made a law that allowed woman to act in the
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