“This Is A Man's World”
In the days of early theater, when John Burbage erected the first playhouse, woman were not allowed to take part in the plays because they risked the chance of being looked down upon.
Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard perfectly idealized in their movie “Shakespeare In love”, how unjust it was for women to be in what was thought to be a mans place.
Woman were thought to be inferior to men, which is why most thought their professions resided In the household. Woman weren’t fit for acting, which back in he Elizabethan time it was considered a precarious way to earn a living and wasn’t as glamorous as it is in today’s time.
Most of the play houses were built outside of city walls because acting wasn’t highly regarded. Actors had to travel and rehearse very often and most were disliked. It was a rough life and considered unsuitable for woman (Plowden 63).
In the movie “Shakespeare in Love”, Viola, the main female character had fallen in love with poems, sonnets and plays. She decided to take up a new identity, dress herself up as a man and go by the name Thomas Kent. She had heard about open auditions being held for a play that was to be written and held at one of the playhouses at the outskirts of town. Will and the theater owner had gone through many men and Will had been fed up with those that had auditioned and he was close to his breaking point but then “Thomas Kent” comes on stage and asks if he may begin, he states “I would like to do a speech by a writer who commands the heart of every player”. She recites lines from Valentines speech and Will is filled with astonishment that he just heard lines from what he had wrote. He knew he had found his Romeo, in truth he wanted Viola's alter ego so bad that after Thomas Kent was startled by Wills reactions she ran and Will chased her all the way to her home and when he arrived at her home her nurse had answered the door and he wrote a note that basically explained that the great...