The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0232 Friday, 15 May 2009
From: Jim Marino <
Date: Wednesday, 13 May 2009 09:46:17 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 20.0225 Concessions
Comment: Re: SHK 20.0225 Concessions
>I am looking for insight on early modern playhouse
>concessions. I've got Gurr's "Playgoing in
>Shakespeare's London" as a starting point.
I'm sure other members of the community will be more knowledgeable about
playhouse concessions than I, but I would focus on the building
contracts for playhouses. For example, in the initial contract for the
Rose playhouse, Philip Henslowe gives exclusive rights to sell food and
drink at the playhouse to an investor named John Cholmley.
Wickham, Berry, and Ingram's *English Professional Theatre, 1530-1660*
(Cambridge, 2000) is a terrific starting point for exploring these
documents, and puts special emphasis on legal documents about playhouses.
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