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Compleat Female Stage Beauty Inthe most famous portrayer of female roles on the London stage was a performer named Kynaston Like every other player permitted to enact such roles, Kynaston was a man A celebrity artist shining bright at the crest of the Restoration Ned, or Mr K as he s called, is applauded onstage and off for his interpretations of Shakespeare s tragic ladies Ophelia, Cleopatra, especially his Desdemona and his famous death scene He s the toast of the town and the very secret mistress of the powerful Duke of Buckingham But when an unknown named Margaret Hughes plays Desdemona one night at an illegal theater, instead of stopping the show, the ever game King Charles II changes the law to allow women to act By the stroke of a pen, Kynaston s world is turned upside down He loses his cachet, his livelihood, his lover and his sense of self And as such women as the king s own courtesan Nell Gwynn, and Kynaston s former dresser Maria, become stars, his own light disappears until fate and his desire for revenge give him a chance to take the stage again

10 thoughts on “Compleat Female Stage Beauty

  1. elissa elissa says:

    This is the story of an actor who specialized in female roles during the time women were not allowed to appear on the English stage When women were allowed back into the acting profession, many men who had made a career playing women were no longer in demand, audiences wanted the thrill of seeing a woman playing the part of a woman With no o

  2. Zeljka Zeljka says:

    This was so good and exciting play, that I finished it under an hour Every scene was so vivid and witty, and they all made sense to the whole I wish only the story did somethingwith Maria It is fine though because the focus of the play was on the acting itself and the love of doing it There are no limits if there s a passion for it and talent

  3. Gracie Gracie says:

    It was unexpected, but I enjoyed reading the story I liked how the female was portrayed throughout the story

  4. Branden Branden says:

    This is a wonderful read, and I cannot wait to audition for it in the coming weeks I will add a full review later.

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