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History 150: Shakespeare the entrepreneur

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Alan Hertz

on 19 November 2015

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History 150: Shakespeare the entrepreneur

The medieval background
mummers, mysteries, fairs, great houses
London and inn entertainment
an entrepreneurial precedent
the physical model for playhouses

The new business of playmaking
The Catholic tradition of performance
Actors as masterless men and vagabonds
Sumptuary laws and anxiety about role-playing
Theatres on the fringe: Bankside/Shoreditch
Theatres need patrons

Puritan unease about playmaking

Burbages and Alleyns as early entrepreneurs
University wits and others
Was Shakespeare Shakespeare?

Who made theatre
The Lord Chamberlain's Men in business 1
Pleasing the patrons
Raising national consciousness: the history plays
Paying compliments: the parade in Macbeth
Getting it wrong: Essex, Elizabeth and Richard II
The elite venue: Blackfriars
Pleasing the crowd
Comic intrusions
Entr'actes and gigues
Topical themes and stories
Plays about kingship
Crowd scenes

The Lord Chamberlain's Men in Business 2
From Theatre to Globe
Property dispute
Intellectual capital: Shakespeare as partner
The entertainment district
Rival theatres
Other entertainments
Regulatory arrangements
The City
The Bishop of Winchester
The Lord Chamberlain

The Globe in practice
Seat allocation and pricing
The mixed and rowdy audience
Theatrical practice
No actresses
No sets
No costumes
No lighting
The extras available
Food and drink
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