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By Siobhan Keenan

ISBN-10: 1472575687

ISBN-13: 9781472575685

Appearing businesses and their performs in Shakespeare's London explores the intimate and dynamic dating among appearing businesses and playwrights during this seminal period in English theatre heritage. Siobhan Keenan's research comprises chapters at the traditions and workings of up to date performing businesses, playwriting practices, phases and staging, audiences and consumers, every one illustrated with specific case experiences of person performing businesses and their performs, together with troupes corresponding to girl Elizabeth's gamers, 'Beeston's Boys' and the King's males and works by means of Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton, Brome and Heywood. we're conversant in concentrating on person playwrights: appearing businesses and their performs in Shakespeare's London makes the case that we additionally have to take into consideration the corporations for which dramatists wrote and with whose individuals they collaborated, if we want to larger comprehend the dramas of the English Renaissance level.

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In 1594, when the playhouses reopened after prolonged plague closure, the newly formed Lord Chamberlain’s Men and the Lord Admiral’s Men were licensed to perform at the Theatre and the Rose, respectively. Officially, no other playing companies or playing spaces were licensed for performance in London from this date. indd 28 24/01/2014 15:16 The acting companies 29 for the queen during the holiday seasons. 57 Either way, if this was their aim they were not wholly successful as the 1594 order did not prevent the creation of new playhouses, the continued use of other theatres such as the Curtain, or the emergence of new companies in the 1590s.

50 The regulative ‘net’ was further tightened in 1598 when the Act for the Punishment of Vagabonds was revised to remove the power to license players from Justices of the Peace. indd 26 24/01/2014 15:16 The acting companies 27 limited yet again, being officially confined to the Master of the Revels and the royal family, although not everyone chose to heed this change. Despite the growing restrictions on those allowed to perform, especially in London, theatre thrived in the late Elizabethan capital.

37 Gosson’s account of the origins of Elizabethan London’s players is borne out, to some extent, by what we know about the backgrounds of London’s professional players. Many were freed in other trades; others were the sons of actors (or minstrels); and some started their careers as boy apprentices with the adult troupes. But this still does not explain precisely how or why so many men and boys came to take up the ‘quality’ of stage players. While the growing money associated with the London playhouses provides one explanation for the entry of contemporaries into the theatre, in other cases the decision to make a career of acting appears to have been borne out of a taste for the stage and/or a family tradition of acting (as seems to be true of Richard Burbage, son of actor and early playhouse owner, James Burbage).

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