mercredi 19 octobre 2011

Nell Gwyn

It was the Restoration of Charles II in 1660 that finally 
 women on the English stage. Before then men or boys 
played female roles. Gwyn was one of the first female actors
 and quickly became very well known. "Not only was she a 
good actress she was incredibly astute at manipulating her 
image and abilities," said Perry. Deft networking and a long 
affair with the king – she had two children by Charles – 
helped Gwyn become one of the first celebrities.

"She became extraordinarily popular. She had a very bold 
character, she was witty and outspoken and she had a 
Gywn's fame was helped by mass reproduction of her image
and the admiration of people such as Samuel Pepys.

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