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Saturday, June 16, 2018

"Breeches part" nghĩa là gì?

Nell Gwynn -- a long-time mistress of King Charles II of England and Scotland. Photo courtesy David Holt.

'Breeches part/role' nghĩa là vai đàn ông do đàn bà đóng ((also pants role or trouser role, travesti or "Hosenrolle") is a role in which an actress appears in male clothing).

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As Nell Gwynn, a renowned actress of the times, known for her “breeches part” (playing the part of a boy), Nell Gwynn was also known for her beauty and her flair for comedy.

The database shows only around a tenth of the 251 professional shows listed for the current panto season have female “principal boys” – known as the “breeches part” – a far lower proportion than in previous years.

Stepping into a breeches part, in the context of a classic play, can be liberating for the actor as well as the character. In George Farquhar’s “The Recruiting Officer,” opening in previews on June 22, Brennan plays Silvia, a stout-hearted young country girl who spends most of the play pretending to be a guy named Jack Wilful.

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