How many women were in Shakespeare's acting troupe?
None, because the Acting Troupes were exclusively men. Even the female parts were played by men, usually men whos voices had yet to break. :)
One hundred twenty-four (124) midgets were in "The Wizard of Oz." Specifically, the film offered many opportunities for acting by diminutive performers. The Singer Midgets therefore took most of the film's acting jobs. They were a troupe well-trained by its owner-operator Leopold von Singer (May 3, 1877 - March 5, 1951) in acrobatics, dance, singing and wrestling.
In the time of shakespeare women were not allowed to preform on stage. The job of acting was limited to only males. So, for the roles of women the all male cast made adjustments, thus being cross-dressing. Usually young boys were chosen for the roles due to their higher pitched voices and smaller figures. Although it seems like a lot of work when women could have easily filled the roles, it was just the social…