“Just think,” says our heroine to the
playwright John Dryden. “You can write about real women, real emotion, real
feminine feelings and they will all be played by a real woman!!” The men glance
at one another in quizzical, wide-eyed shock: who on earth would want to see
Well, our Nellie knows. We all do. After all, wink, it’s the year
of the woman: 1665.
Nell Gwynn— a baroque,