Stage Beauty

Factual error: Charles II appears to be teased by Nell Gwynn into changing the law where women were not permitted to act just because she wanted to be an actress. By the time when Charles II did so, more than likely he did not know Nell Gwynn existed. It was through the stage that he ever knew about her and made her his mistress.

Factual error: There is a list of rising actresses made. One name that should by no means be mentioned, is that of Anne Bracegirdle. Anne was the most famous actress of her time, but that came about thirty years later. She is the actress for whom dramatist William Congreve wrote the role of Millamant in "The Way of the World".

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