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Bob Mondello Review: 'Stage Beauty'

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For most of the 17th century, women were banned from the English stage and key Shakespearean characters such as Juliet and Ophelia had to be played by men. But in 1660, everything changed. NPR's Bob Mondello says the new movie Stage Beauty is about the moment when women were first allowed to act — and some exceptional female impersonators found their lives turned upside down.

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