Basics

Show Type
Genders
  • : 0
  • : 4
Age Ranges
  • Young Adult
  • Adult
Style
Period
Time/Place
London, 1666
Act/Scene
Act One, Scene One

Scene Context

Ned Kynaston is a 17th century English actor made famous by playing exclusively female roles. In

Scene Text

START: Kynaston: Damn! Betterton: What? Knyaston: It’s not working!
Betterton: What do you mean, not “working”? I’m trying to get through to the end and they’re shouting “Kynaston! Kynaston!” Haven’t even finished the show in three fucking weeks!

END: Villiars: Mr. Kynaston, if you insist on something more graphic, show a tit, the King won’t complain. Kynaston: And how would you suggest I do that? Villiars: Surprise me.

Hatcher, Jeffrey, Compleat Female Stage Beauty, Samuel French, 1999. Pp. 14-15.

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