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No, women were not on his plays.
Because the customs and traditions at the time didn't allow for female actors.
boys although there are stories of real girl sneaking into the industry.
Men, typically younger men, played the parts of women in the time of Shakespeare.
good question. i lack knowledge to know though...
well because men found women incapable of doing eney thing and held our creativity back for it. It all comes down to men thinking their beater than everyone else
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 we don't know which. Shakespeare began his career in the London theater as an actor. We can be reasonably certain of this because a critic of his first play, Robert Greene, wrote a highly unfavorable review in which he stated that it was presumptuous of a "mere actor" to write a play. Shakespeare's name appears in the cast lists of the Chamberlain's Men acting company ones.
There are no records of William Shakespeare appearing in any productions
Yes, but only since 1660. Before that, only men acted in the plays.
William Shakespeare was the playwright who wrote several dozen plays, many of which are still in production around the world today. While he authored many plays, he did not ap…pear as a character in any of them. Therefore, no one performs as William Shakespeare in any play written by him.
They were, or at least about half of them were. Individual plays from time to time became popular enough for them to be issued, usually in the size called Quarto. Hamlet was p…ublished four times during Shakespeare's lifetime, Romeo and Juliet, Pericles and Titus Andronicus three times, King Lear and Love's Labour's Lost once, and Richard III five times. Richard II, Henry IV, both parts, Henry V, Henry VI Parts 2 and 3, Troilus and Cressida, Midsummer Night's Dream, Merchant of Venice, Merry Wives of Windsor, and Much Ado about Nothing all were published in Shakespeare's lifetime.
Inexperienced or young male actors.
Not because they were thought of not worthy to be on stage and they were told to stay at home and do the cooking and cleaning all day and not go out and have fun. That is a to…tally fictitious image of the attitude toward women in the Elizabethan age. It was perfectly acceptable for women to go out and have fun, which they did. They also sometimes had jobs because how else were you supposed to live if you were a widow? Those who did stay and keep a house had a major job on their hands. Up until about a hundred years ago, cooking and cleaning was a difficult full-time job which required a lot of skill and expertise to do. For a house of any size, it was a job beyond the capacity of one person, which meant hiring and organizing help. The reason women weren't allowed on stage was that it was not thought to be decent. It is difficult to explain that in terms comprehensible to North Americans and Europeans. If you are female, how would you feel about going around town doing your daily routine bare chested? How would people feel about a woman who did? Wouldn't she risk being arrested for indecent exposure? This is how Elizabethans in England felt about women getting up on stage and performing. They were shocked and outraged, not because they felt the women should be in the kitchen, but because no decent woman would display herself like that to any man who wanted to stare at her. Using the vernacular of nowadays, they would think it was "gross" or "creepy". In France, where they were actually much more controlling of the lives of their women (travellers from the continent to England were astonished at how freely women went about their business there), actresses were perfectly normal and acceptable. A French acting troupe toured England but were booed because one of them was female. For one reason or other, this attitude changed within a hundred years of Shakespeare's birth. After the Restoration, English audiences were prepared to accept actresses (but for hundreds of years would be convinced that any woman who would appear on stage must be of lax morality).
Shakespeare's heroines were played by boys up to 1660 or so and by young women since.
It was illegal in the sense that if a woman was caught doing it shecould be arrested and taken before the courts. One woman thisactually happened to is Mary Frith, a woman in …Shakespeare's daywho dressed and acted like a man all the time. She was charged withhaving got up on the stage of the Fortune Theatre and sung a song(probably in Dekker and Middleton's play about her, The RoaringGirl). The penalty was not harsh: she was given a penance and hadto promise not to do it again.