Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 434.  Saturday, 17 July 1993.
From:           John Mucci <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 16 Jul 93 15:04:01-0400
Subject:        Shakespeare's Company
In "The Doubling of Parts in Shakespeare's Plays," Arthur Colby Sprague
says that "In number of actors, a London company at the end of the 16th
century, with its 8 or 10 sharers and half-dozen hired men was well off."
-- meaning of course, that there were enough people to play the roles in
Shakespeare's Histories in the 16 or so in the Company.
GTE VisNet, Stamford, CT
[The Shenandoah Shakespeare Express gets along using twelve performers
for each show, including this season's *Antony and Cleopatra* in which
one actor doubles five roles.  --HMC]

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