Why wernt women allowed to play the parts in William shakespeares plays?

Acting was a part of the work force; during that time period, women were shunned if they did not stay as homemakers.
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What was the eleventh play by William Shakespeare?

Nobody knows exactly when any of Shakespeare's plays were written, so it is impossible to say which was the first, or the eleventh, or the twenty-fifth. There are a bunch of l (MORE)

What were the the plays written by William shakespeare?

King John, Richard II, Henry IV Part 1, Henry IV Part 2, Henry V, Henry VI Part 1, Henry VI Part 2, Henry VI Part 3, Richard III, Henry VIII, Coriolanus, Timon of Athens, Macb (MORE)

Which plays did William Shakespeare play?

It is recorded that Shakespeare acted in the Ben Jonson plays Sejanus and Every Man in his Humour. It is not recorded what parts he played. He also acted in his own plays, but (MORE)

Using William Shakespeare in Education

William Shakespeare's brilliant work is used in education in schools, universities, and colleges all around the world. Any student interested in dramatic arts, literary prose, (MORE)

Famous William Shakespeare Quotes About Love

No one has written about love quite like William Shakespeare. In his plays, his characters fall in love, face problems in love, are betrayed by lovers and avoid love at all co (MORE)

Shakespeare and the English Renaissance

The English Renaissance hugely influenced Shakespeare's writing, and at the same time, Shakespeare greatly impacted the direction of the Renaissance movement. As people in Eng (MORE)

Introducing Shakespeare to Children

Many people do not learn about Shakespeare until junior high or high school when they are asked to read and study one or more of his classic works. However, parents and teache (MORE)

How Students Can Appreciate Shakespeare the Playwright

During his professional lifetime, William Shakespeare was regarded as someone who lacked the pedigree of other more learned writers in Elizabethan England. As Ben Jonson wrote (MORE)
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Viewing Shakespeare's Grave

William Shakespeare was probably the most influential writer of the English language. He wrote 37 plays, most of which are still performed internationally. He was born in Stra (MORE)

What plays of William Shakespeare are most famous?

Shakespeare is most famous for the tragedies Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra; the comedies A Midsummer Night's Dr (MORE)

Who did William Shakespeare write his plays with?

Shakespeare collaborated with other playwrights much less than most of his contemporaries, but some of his plays are clearly collaborations. The Two Noble Kinsmen is credited (MORE)

How was it illegal for women to perform in William shakespeares plays?

It was illegal in the sense that if a woman was caught doing it she  could be arrested and taken before the courts. One woman this  actually happened to is Mary Frith, a wom (MORE)