The Privileged Playgoers of Shakespeare's London, 1576-1642
Ann Jennalie Cook


Besides documenting the predominant presence of privileged patrons in the audience, the author discusses the shape of the privileged life, the place of the privileged in the social structure, the forces that drew so many of them to London, and the factors that made them such avid theatergoers.

First published in 1981.

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