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 were the the plays written by William shakespeare?

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Which plays did William Shakespeare play?

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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)
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Who did William Shakespeare write his plays with?

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What plays did William Shakespeare write?

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How many plays did william shakespeare produce?

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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)

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