How the Protestant Reformation Made Elizabethan Theater

Elizabethan Theater

Last week I got podcasty with Elizabethan Theater, which is appropriate considering Shakespeare’s birthday is coming up.  I’ll be doing several episodes on the theater – this was a general introduction to this great Elizabethan institution, and then my next episodes will be more focused on Shakespeare, Marlowe, Burbage, and…

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Shakespeare the rabble-rouser (aka how to screw your landlord)

Everyone loves an underdog story.  And when the underdog wins because of his wit and smarts, beating out someone who is supposedly more powerful, it just makes things even better.  This was what seemed to happen in 1598 when The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the theater company employing Shakespeare and managed…

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