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There are some things about Elizabethan and earlier Jacobean theatre that are fairly widely known. For example, the fact that women were not permitted to perform on stage and, consequently, all female roles were played by young men or boys. However, there are many fascinating facts about the theatres of Shakespeare’s London. Knowing more about what Shakespearean theatre was really like may alter your perception of the Bard’s work.
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Shakespeare’s Villains is our second online exhibition to show and contextualize some items in our collections at the Shakespeare Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon. Our team and the team over at Blogging Shakespeare will be unfolding a ten week series discovering Shakespeare’s Villains.