Edward Kynaston is the last famous boy-player during Restoration in England (1600). He has an affair with the producer and actor of "Hope Theatre", William Johnson. When William decides, in the spirit of the age, to employ women to play the female roles, Kynaston's career hangs in the balance.

Kynaston must learn to play male roles or lose his profession entirely.

  • drama
  • 60
  • 2 total
  • 2 male identifying
  • 16 to 18, 18+
  • adult, young adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Male | 30s | 3 to 5 minutes
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EXTRACT: I convinced myself each time that I was embracing the charming Olivia, innocent Ophelia, Anna...Cleopatra. I always wanted it to be dark in the room and wanted you to keep wearing the wigs of your characters. Didn't that make you wonder? I slept with the fantasy that seduced me on stage while I performed with her. Did you ever notice my face? My eyes were shut, as I tried to create the most pleasurable image. That is where my talent lay.

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