Intro to Shakespearean London theatres. (Late 16th early 17th century,…
Intro to Shakespearean London theatres.
Late 16th early 17th century
London was the home of a vibrant theatrical culture.
Dozens of places where theatre occurred before Shakespeare.
Scripts had to be licensed before being shown.
theatres were only open for 60 years before closure at the beginning of the civil war
The State, Crown and Monarchy forcing the industry to become more organised, Actors then need a license and a patron.
Have to have capital to keep going.
Theatre people were kept out of london.
Mayor of London against Plays.
commercialisation of theatres 1575-1576
1594 the Privy council says there will only be two Theatre companies in London. Duopoloy
The owners of the theatre would take more than half of the profits whilst the Actors got the rest.
The theatres made the actors stay the same place.
The fortune theatre was based off the globe except square.
The Black Friars was the very posh theatre indoors.