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Wednesdays With Will #10 - Disguises

Lots of characters in Shakespeare's plays wear disguises for different reasons - to get information, to play tricks or even to go into hiding!

Disguises were all the more popular on the Shakespearean stage because actors were the only people in Elizabethan England who were allowed to dress up like someone other than who they were. This is because of English Sumptuary Laws, which restricted the ways that average people could dress.

A disguise in a Shakespeare play is a lot like playing dress up. What kind of Shakespearean characters can you dress up as? Could you recreate some classic Summit looks? We'd love to see your disguises - feel free to send them to

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