Student or Learner
Before the late 17th century, it ______immoral for women to appear on stage, and as such, males, usually adolescents, _____ female roles.
A) is considered / would have played
B) was being considered / should be playing
C) was considered / would play
D) had been considered / played
E) could be considered / might have played
Why is the key C, why not D?
D) suggests that the thinking on women on stage changed totally and men completely stopped playing female roles, while c) allows for a more gradual change IMO.