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Season & Audience
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0309  Wednesday, 16 February 2005

From:           Dave Johnson <
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Date:           Wednesday, 16 Feb 2005 04:04:26 -1000
Subject:        Season & Audience

What was the season for the outdoor theaters of Shakespeare's time?  Did
they play in winter?

What was the likely total attendance at the Globe for a week during
Shakespeare's time?  (I gather the Globe may have held as many as 3,000
for one performance, but how many performances it had per week, and how
full it generally was, are less clear.)

What was the likely total attendance at London theaters for a week
during Shakespeare's time?

I have a considerable number of reference books on Elizabethan London,
but find very little information on these rather basic questions.  I
would appreciate any information I can get, as well as references for
that information.

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