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Stratford: To Act or Not to Act
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1405  Wednesday, 23 May 2002

From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Wednesday, 22 May 2002 17:29:48 -0700
Subject:        Stratford: To Act or Not to Act

In 1603, puritan elements in Stratford-upon instituted a ban on the
performance of plays.  In 1622, Shakespeare's old company, then on tour,
went to Stratford hoping to perform.  They were paid to leave town.  I
have two questions.

1) By 1746 this had changed, but when did it change?  Will someone
please give me a date and a reference?

2) The King's Men were paid 6/- not to perform.  I don't know what those
symbols mean, so I don't know the amount.  Will someone please tell me?

Thanks in advance,
Mike Jensen

Mike Jensen

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