By Sophie Kinsella, Madeleine Wickham
Liz and Jonathan are in trouble.They can't promote their previous house.Here they're, caught with mortgages, mounting bills and a depressing adolescent daughter who hadn't desired to circulate anyway.Then it sort of feels Marcus Witherstone will resolve all their problems.He understands the right tenants from London who will lease their previous apartment - glamorous PR woman Ginny and almost-famous Piers. every thing goes to be OK.
Or is it? As Marcus begins to get involved with Liz, whereas her teenage daughter develops a keenness for the lodgers, it sounds as if a few deceptions are too on the subject of home...
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Every examination . . 19 However, the more securely Shakespeare is tied to the text, the less likely is a Chamberlain’s Men performance; a company performance of a Shakespearean work should have earned it a place in the Folio. And the script itself seems to be designed for a much larger company than the Chamberlain’s Men at this time, with at least ten principal non-clown adult characters appearing in multiple scenes (as in Woodstock) that would make doubling of the roles all but impossible. It may well have been written by Shakespeare, but he does not seem to have brought it into the Chamberlain’s Men repertory.
It is not certain how long the Chamberlain’s Men remained at Cross Keys. According to Lord Hunsdon, the company intended to stay at Cross Keys all winter, and as we have seen, the plays datable to that winter all make very minimal demands on the space or on the size of the company. The plays datable from mid-1595 to mid-1597 all demand a much larger complement of Hired Men and a theater building with an above. Thus, the actors must have moved to The Theatre before the autumn of 1595. Most Elizabethan leases and rents were paid and expired on one of the quarter days; thus, Lady Day, March 25, or Midsummer, June 24, are the most plausible dates for leases to change.
It was not the boy’s own youth, for the boy playing Juliet’s mother was probably younger, and in order to take on a role as enormous as Juliet, the boy must have been quite experienced. The only factor that could explain this is that the original 38 The Best Actors in the World Juliet was unusually small. Juliet must also have been apprenticed to Burbage. During the previous year, we have seen another unusually small boy playing romantic scenes with Burbage, Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.