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  Edward Kynaston - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kynaston was one of the last Restoration "boy players": young male actors who played women's roles.
Kynaston's last female role was as Evadne in Beaumont and Fletcher's The Maid's Tragedy with Killigrew's Company in 1661.
Kynaston went on to make a successful career in male roles and was noted for his portrayal of Shakespeare's Henry IV.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Edward_Kynaston   (340 words)

 TheatreWorks New Milford - Compleat Female Stage Beauty Theatre Review
Cutting a rival down to size, Edward Kynaston, the pro­tagonist of the intriguing play "Compleat Female Stage Beauty," at one point comments to the effect that actors never go to see their rivals performing— except to see what has gone wrong.
At that time, in the midst of the English Restoration, the actor, Edward Kynaston (Jeremiah M. Maestas), is on the horns of a dilemma.
Credit largely falls to those who essay the multi-faceted indi­viduals that populate "Compleat Female Stage Beauty." As the var­ious incarnations of Edward Kynaston, Jeremiah M. Maestas is masterful in his use of vocal inflection and mannerisms to 'move gracefully from female to male and back again.
www.theatreworks.us /reviews/stagebeauty_nmreview.html   (979 words)

 Pepys' Diary: Kynaston, Edward
Kynaston is the main character in a recent film, apparently.
Kynaston is the main character in "Stage Beauty," to be released in October 2004.
Up until the early 1660’s women’s roles were played by men, Edward Kynaston was England’s most celebrated leading lady, using his beauty and skill to make the great female roles his own.
www.pepysdiary.com /p/1776.php   (168 words)

 Kynaston Family Page
Below are the Kynaston family line from the marriage of Elizabeth Kynaston to William Gaskell back to Edward Kynaston at the top of the list.
Edward Kynaston c.1640 (husband of Mary and father of Thomas Kynaston)
This was painted on a shield above the Memorial Tablet to Susannah Kynaston, nee Torriano, in St Mary and St Christopher Church, Panfield, Essex, where Rev. Thomas Kynaston was Rector from 1737.
www.gaskellfamily.com /KynastonFamilyPage.htm   (305 words)

 Boulder Weekly | Buzz | Screen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
One of the noted performers of the period was Edward Kynaston (Billy Crudup), admired in his day for his tragic Desdemona in Shakespeare’s Othello.
Little is evidently known about the real Kynaston, but that didn’t stop Hatcher from liberal speculation on his life beyond the stage, both in and out of the closet.
Kynaston’s costume dresser Maria (Claire Danes) knows every line and gesture of his Desdemona and yearns for the chance to perform the role herself.
www.boulderweekly.com /archive/102804/screen.html   (980 words)

 Edward Kynaston - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre
Kynaston fue uno de los últimos actores del teatro de Restauración que encarnó papeles de mujeres.
Pepys cenó con Kynaston después de esta producción en agosto de 1660.
Kynaston continuó haciendo una carrera exitosa en papeles masculinos y fue famoso por su papel de Enrique IV de la obra de Shakespeare.
es.wikipedia.org /wiki/Edward_Kynaston   (307 words)

 SHELVOCK ONS - A History of Shelvock Manor
In 28 Edward III (c1354), William le YONGE was Steward of the Manor of Ruyton, and on 20th November that year, Richard, Earl of Arundel, granted to him and Alice his wife settlement of lands "in the vills of Shelvak, Atton and Erdeston".
Corbet KYNASTON became sole owner of Shelvock on the death of the BOLDs some time between 1707 and 1738, when he executed a deed barring his estate tail in a part of the property.
Corbet KYNASTON left debts amounting to between £70,000 and £80,000 (a large sum even in today's standards; at 3% over 260 years = £174 million in year 2000); suits were instituted by his creditors, and an Act of Parliament had to be obtained for selling his estates.
www.creativegraces.net /genindex/shelvock/history.html   (3923 words)

 Stage Beauty
And at least in the fate of its protagonist, Edward Kynaston (played by Billy Crudup), it is, as they say, a true story.
Under pressure from the clergy and, in the film, under pressure from Nell Gwynn (played by Zoe Tapper—and, yes, that bit is anachronistic, he didn’t meet her until eight years later), the King changed the law and forbade men to play women on stage.
Not much more is known about Ned Kynaston except that, as in the film, he was beaten up by thugs employed by Sir Charles Sedley (played by Richard Griffiths), who was briefly the patron of Mrs.
www.movienet.com /stagebeauty.html   (1122 words)

 Stage Beauty
Kynaston had trained under a former actor during the time when the theatrical profession was being kept alive with clandestine performances in basements and cellars by perpetual optimists convinced that the theatres would one day open again.
Kynaston was rumored to be the lover of the Duke of Buckingham and was beaten up by thugs employed by Charles Sedley, who was briefly the lover of Margaret Hughes.
Kynaston had the good turn to appear in three shapes…as a poor woman in ordinary clothes to please Morose; then in fine clothes as a gallant, and in them was clearly the prettiest woman in the whole house - and lastly, as a man; and then likewise did appear the handsomest man in the house.
www.rottentomatoes.com /m/stage_beauty/about.php   (10453 words)

 Synoptique - Susan Sontag's Readers Respond, Remember, Re-read : :: Marcie Frank
Perhaps the film’s most significant moment happens when Edward Kynaston, the last of the great boy actors, asks actor-manager Thomas Betterton, if Margaret Harris, his former dresser who has usurped his roles, is any good on the stage.
He implies that Kynaston is at the apex of an entire tradition of training in an art form suddenly rendered obsolete, while novelty exempts Harris’s performances from such criteria.
Recent critiques of Sontag’s political engagements as a writer-intellectual by Bruce Robbins, Carl Rollyson and Lisa Paddock, vent a fair amount of hostility towards her without registering the source of their disappointment in the fact that this position is no longer sustainable in the media age.
www.synoptique.ca /core/en/articles/frank   (895 words)

 Palo Alto Online
At the urging of his cheeky mistress, Nell Gwyn (Zoe Tapper), the flamboyant and fun-loving King Charles II (Rupert Everett) switches gears in a fit of royal pique and commands that the stage be henceforth an equal opportunity craft.
Raised to be theatrically female, Kynaston's career hits the skids -- something akin to the advent of talkies for silent film stars.
Everett chews up the scenery as the foppish Charles; Ben Chaplin is delicious bisexual evil as Kynaston's patron, George Villiars, Duke of Buckingham; and Danes proves yet again that she's a talent to be reckoned with.
www.paloaltoonline.com /movies/cgi/moviescreener_long.cgi?id=2050   (362 words)

The ending of the ban and its repercussions for Kynaston and a court load of 17th-century gender benders prove rich fodder for a highly entertaining romp that is as teasingly clever as it is great fun.
Maria believes that Kynaston has the talent to play any role and strives to win the day for both of them while a randy and unselective courtier (Richard Griffiths), a conservative First Minister (Edward Fox), and Kynaston's casual lover, the Duke of Buckingham (Ben Chaplin), all conspire around them.
Among many standout set pieces is a sweet and hilarious lovemaking scene in which the confused Kynaston and the curious Maria adopt the various positions of hetero- and homosexual lovemaking.
www.cinemapolis.com /archives.asp?mID=197   (474 words)

 THE MOVIE PAGES presents STAGE BEAUTY Starring Billy Crudup & Claire Danes stagebeauty.htm
Kynaston it seems was a bit of a toy boy indulging in homosexual relationships.
Justice also knew that this "was a story that, at the end of the day, would live or die by its performances and there was no doubt that Richard was a director who could craft a well-honed film and attract an amazing cast." And what a grand cast they attracted.
Ned Kynaston is a highly acclaimed actor who had won the hearts of theatre fans through his defining roles playing women on the stage.
www.impactservices.net.au /movies/stagebeauty.htm   (1725 words)

 REVIEW - Stage Beauty - Elites TV - Your Elite News Source
Kynaston is talented, handsome, powerful, and has a loyal army of fans that fight to get backstage every night.
Kynaston, who has gone through a brutal training program that stripped him of every external male inclination, has risen to the top of his profession.
Sitting in the background and watching all this is Maria (Claire Danes), a dresser who gazes at Kynaston from behind the curtains and fantasizes about being alongside him, both on stage and in the bedroom.
www.elitestv.com /pub/2004/Oct/EEN416f1c791da4d.html   (813 words)

 San Diego Playbill - Local Reviews
Edward Kynaston was one of those, and he quickly rose to prominence as one of the great leading ladies of the English stage.
His callous attempts to stop her and all actresses backfires on him, prompting Charles II to change the law and quickly accelerate the conversion from actors to actresses.
The characters are a little one-dimensional, which tended to lessen the impact of some of the more serious scenes in the play, but the enjoyable plot and the comedy make up for any lack of depth on the characters' part.
www.sandiegoplaybill.com /reviews/reviews_compleatfemale_globe.html   (593 words)

 Stage Beauty | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
The English Restoration brought a similar change to the theaters of London: After being closed by Oliver Cromwell, they reopened under the returned Charles II, and they soon abandoned the legal restrictions that prevented female actors from taking the stage, much to the distress of the men who'd made their names as women.
Edward Kynaston was such a man. Samuel Pepys' diary remarks on Kynaston's remarkable craft, and history notes that he later made the successful transition into male roles, though it records little of how he did so.
His film, Stage Beauty, gives Kynaston (Billy Crudup) a female dresser (Claire Danes) who harbors a desire to tread the boards herself, and ties it all into the colorful private life of Charles II, played with gusto by Rupert Everett.
www.theonion.com /content/node/18111   (389 words)

 The Compleat Female Stage Beauty, a CurtainUp Review
Actor Edward Kynaston's (Brandon Demery) entire identity is tied up in his rendering of the "compleat female stage beauty." Margaret Hughes (Jenny Bacon), an actress, has stolen Kynaston's Desdemona.
Kynaston's fashionable world collapses, his lover leaves, he is ridiculed and beaten.
Kynaston encounters huge obstacles as he attempts to transform himself from a female stage beauty into a male actor.
www.curtainup.com /compleatfemalestagebeauty.html   (971 words)

 A review of "Stage Beauty" by JA
At the urging of his cheeky mistress Nell Gwyn (Zoë Tapper), the flamboyant and fun-loving King Charles II (Rupert Everett) switches gears in a fit of royal pique and commands that the stage be henceforth an equal opportunity craft.
Giddy from the smashing response to her own stage debut, her deep feelings for Kynaston nonetheless embolden her to persuade him to reinvent himself for the male roles that are up for grabs.
Crudup is extraordinary as the insecure thesp trapped in a doozy of an identity crisis, and his co-stars match him play for play.
www.aufmuth.com /jeanne/reviews/StageBeauty.html   (351 words)

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When he was about seventeen, Edward Kynaston began his career as an actor by playing women's roles in John Rhodes's Cockpit company in Drury Lane.
Kynaston was married in 1662 and had several children.
It is probable that at least one son survived when Kynaston died in 1712 (leaving a "handsome" estate), but like Kynaston's father, the son was not connected with the theatre.
www.clas.ufl.edu /users/pcraddoc/lonthe/biogs.html   (2980 words)

D136 EDWARD, of Pontesbury: burgess of Shrewsbury 1721; (in May, 1876, Rev. Loftus Owen, of St. Giles' Vicarage, proved his descent from this Edward Owen and was admitted a free burgess of Shrewsbury).
Kynaston assumed, by Royal License, 1868, the name and arms of Kynaston, only, on succeeding to the Hardwick estates, in accordance.
F162 REV. EDWARD PRYCE: M. A., of Bettws; Vicar of Wellington, and Rector of Eyton, co. Salop; 1789-1863.
www.angelfire.com /nc2/owen/name2.htm   (5934 words)

 Stage beauty - Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Rupert Everett, Richard Eyre - CIA
Actor Edward "Ned" Kynaston (Billy Crudup) may well be the most desired man in all of London.
The Restoration is in full swing, and enthusiastic audiences of aristocrats and commoners pack the theatres that were shuttered during the Puritans' joyless rule.
He possesses Edward Kynaston, bringing him to life on the stage and the streets.
thecia.com.au /reviews/s/stage-beauty.shtml   (576 words)

Edward (1834-1890) was a partner of John Kynaston in the family cotton undertakings and
Francis John Kynaston (1865-1950) JP was educated at Harrow and New College, Oxford.
Ada Mary (1854-1950) married Edward Cox (1850-1913) of Dundee and Cardean.
www.marshalclarke.com /ClarkesOfGraiguenoepark/Clarkes8.htm   (4701 words)

 PeoplePlay UK - Edward Kynaston
Edward Kynaston was one of the last Restoration actors to play women's roles.
Part of Kynaston's appeal was his ambiguous sexuality.
Kynaston went on to make a successful career in male roles.
www.peopleplayuk.org.uk /collections/object.php?object_id=2015&back=/guided_tours/drama_tour/renaissance/elizabethan.php?   (289 words)

 Zap2it.com - Movie news - Stage Beauty
The tag line sums it up perfectly: She was the first of her kind, and he was the last of his.
"She" was Margaret Hughes, and "he" was Edward Kynaston, two 17th century actors famous for performing Desdemona in Shakespeare's "Hamlet," among others.
But when King Charles II decreed women's roles would no longer be played by men, a great many actors who'd spent their lives perfecting their feminine performance were suddenly unemployable - incapable of playing male roles, and prohibited from performing as women.
movies.zap2it.com /movies/news/story/0,1259,---24944,00.html   (260 words)

 Stage Beauty | movies : ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
Edward Kynaston (Billy Crudup) is the most celebrated actor in London.
Kynaston, who's presented as vaguely bisexual but basically gay, has a lovelorn dresser, Maria (Claire Danes), who follows his every move, and mimes his every line, from the side of the stage.
Crudup, who displays a sneaky and winsome charm when he's appearing as Desdemona, plays the grousing has-been Kynaston with an aesthete's snobbery that never quite connects, and Maria turns out to be, of all things, a terrible actress.
www.ew.com /ew/article/review/movie/0,6115,710529_1_0_,00.html   (727 words)

 EDWARD KYNASTON (c. 16... - Online Information article about EDWARD KYNASTON (c. 16...
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Search over 40,000 articles from the original, classic Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th Edition.
Kynaston was probably the last and certainly the best of the male actors of See also:
encyclopedia.jrank.org /KRO_LAP/KYNASTON_EDWARD_c_1640_17o6_.html   (222 words)

 Greenwich Village Gazette: Movie Review: Stage Beauty, Director: Richard Eyre Writer: Jeffrey Hatcher, Starring: Billy ...
Juliette, Portia, Desdemona and all the rest were men in drag…and the most famous was one Edward Kynaston, whom the diarist Samuel Pepys called the "most beautiful woman in England." This is the imagined transition in the greatest transition the theater ever witnessed, or would witness for centuries to come.
She decides to break the law [women were forbidden to act in plays], and go to a rival theater company and play Desdemona herself.
Now this is a pretty pickel, as knowing full well what’d happen if ladies were permitted to play ladies, Eddie revolts, insults Maria in such a way as to also insult women in general in front of Nell, and she tells King Charlie, who promptly bans guys acting in drag.
www.gvny.com /movies/stage_beauty/index.html   (452 words)

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