Awesome Advent: Day 8

Horrible Histories TV Awesome Advent-Day 8

Awesome Advent Day 8: Awful Actors

Today in 1660 a woman (either Margaret Hughes or Anne Marshall) appeared on an English public stage for the first time, in the role of Desdemona in a production of Shakespeare’s play Othello.

Many Stuart men weren’t pleased with the idea of a woman acting-then again, the Stuarts were often displeased!

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