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Margaret Hughes' Stage Dress
Dress elizabethan

Origin

Margaret Hughes

Type

Dress

Effects

Character Recreation

Downsides

Obsessive Gambling

Activation

Wearing

Collected by

Warehouse 11

Section

Dionysus-336

Aisle

215560-9138

Shelf

264913-2648-628

Date of Collection

April 20, 1796

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OriginEdit

Elizabethan theater was prominent for the plays of Shakespeare - and men in drag. Royal proclamation forbid women from taking the stage until Charles II regained the throne, decreeing only women should play actresses. Margaret (Peg) Hughes became first pick as the favored royal actress.

Her beauty and acting amazed all her viewers, including his highness. She courted Prince Rupert of Cumberland, and played coy to get the special privileges he received as a court official. Hughes was showered with wealth, much of which she later wasted away on her gambling habits.

EffectsEdit

Transforms wearer into the perfectly envisioned appearance of a character, from their voice down to their swagger. When engaging in acts of true love, triggers an unrelenting obsession to gamble.

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