Shakespeare's Theater

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byAshley Horace Thorndike

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...against the "common playhouse" that Burbage was planning to build in that Liberty.6 Nevertheless the playhouse was 1 Acts, XXI. 324-5. 1 Remembrancia, 353. Malone Soc. Coll., I. 74. Remembrancia, 354. Malone Soc. Coll., I. 76. H. P., Outlines, 349-50. 4 Acts, XXVI. 38. Collier, H. E. D. P., I. 292. Fleay, Stage, 157. Remembrancia, 353. H. P., Outlines, I. 204. completed, and flourished until the Civil War in spite of this and later efforts of the citizens of Blackfriars to close it. They called it a common theater; but as it was indoors and occupied by children actors, the players called it a "private house" and secured some protection from laws against "common playhouses." In the next summer, the Lord Mayor made a more successful attack on the theaters, for his letters of July 28, 1597, to the Privy Council, asking for the "present staie and fynalle suppressinge of the saide stage playes as well as the Theatre, Curten and Banckside as in all other places in and about the Citie" 1 brought an order from the Lords on the same day prohibiting in the Queen's name all plays within three miles of the city until November I and that "all playhouses should be plucked doun." Orders to the Justices of Middlesex and Surrey especially specify "the Curteyne and the Theatre nere Shore ditch" and "playhouses in the Banckside, in Southwark." 2 The Lords in their orders declare "that there are verie greate disorders committed in the common playhouses both by lewd matters that are handled on the stage, and by resorte and confluence of bad people." It seems probable that among other cases they had in mind the performance of the "Isle of Dogs," declared in a letter of...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...against the "common playhouse" that Burbage was planning to build in that Liberty.6 Nevertheless the playhouse ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:130 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021787262X

ISBN - 13:9780217872621

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