Photograph of Mark Rylance applying makeup for Shakespeare’s Globe production of Twelfth Night, 2002

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The Globe’s 2002 production of Twelfth Night was the culmination of its experiments with ‘Original Practices’, i.e. recreating and replicating as many of the performance practices of Shakespeare’s own company as possible, such as all-male casting and handmade, authentically Elizabethan costumes.

Women were not allowed to perform on the public stage in England unto 1660 and so female roles in Shakespeare’s time were played by younger male actors. In this Original Practices production, Olivia is played by Mark Rylance.

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Photograph of Mark Rylance applying makeup for Shakespeare’s Globe production of Twelfth Night, 2002
Created:
2002
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Photograph / Image
Creator:
Tramper [photographer] John
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© Photo of John Tramper, courtesy of Shakespeare's Globe

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The Globe Theatre

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