Theatre 2100 THEATRE 2100 – 0010
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sean Bhatnagar on Wednesday October 14, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to THEATRE 2100 – 0010 at Ohio State University taught by Melissa Lee in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 23 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Theatre in Theatre at Ohio State University.
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Date Created: 10/14/15
Theatre 2100 Week 8 New York Times March 24 2015 0 Male Nurses make 5100 more on average per year than female colleagues Teresa Rebeck quotthe dirty little secret of American theatrequot Women39s plays aren39t good in theatre Town Hall meeting 2008 about the 200809 off Broadway season 0 Off Broadway producing plays by male playwrights at four times the rate as plays by women playwrights The new Broadway season includes no plays by women or playwrights of color 68 of Broadway audience is female 51 of population is female 5050 in 2020 Grassroots Initiative Cultural biases against women in theatre Historically disenfranchised group Devaluation of women39s labor Religious proscriptions Legal restrictions Not considered cultural creators Women are natural actresses rather than masters of a craft Actresses likened to prostitutes quotentertainersquot Execution of Charles I 1649 In 1642 Puritans closed theatres for 18 years Theatre was a Lie lmmoral Econcomic threat 1660 Restoration of Charles II By royal decree no man could dress as women in theatre The First English Actresses 0 An actress played Desdemona in Shakespeare Othello Dec 8 1660 0 Margaret Hughes possibly rst female actress Nell Gwyn 16501687 One of the rst actresses Excelled in comedy Became mistress to Charles II Had 2 sons Duke of St Albans Aphra Behn 16401989 0 First English women to make a living as a playwright Key voice in Restoration theatre