2009

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0232  Friday, 15 May 2009

From:       Jim Marino <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
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.

Jeremy-

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.

Best,
Jim

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