This volume explores the professional English theater from 1530 to 1660. The documents collected here chronicle the theater through the reigns of Henry VIII to Charles I. These primary sources offer first-hand accounts, including the daily life and work of the actor, and the most complete coverage yet of all the playhouses, including the Rose, the Globe, Red Lion, and the Swan. The volume documents the various theater companies of children, costumes and stage property matters, and ecclesiastical and governmental legislation.
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