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sam-wanamakerNo, not Bryer, and not Antonia Forest, either – although sooner or later we’ll have to talk of both.

This time it is a great article from The Idle Woman – a lovely blog about historical fiction, history and theatre. Leander went to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse for what must have been a wonderful night of experimenting with the Elizabethan/Jacobean way of doing things on a stage – and our modern perceptions. We all have wondered at least once at boys playing women’s part, right? Well, the research department at the Globe had scenes from three Jacobean plays performed twice, with one remarkable difference…

But do read Leander’s post about the reasoning behind the experiment, and what it was like. It is fascinating – and oh, how it makes one yearn for London…

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