Playgoers, Players and Cross-Dressing in Early Modern London: The Bridewell Evidence

Capp, Bernard
October 2003
Seventeenth Century;Autumn2003, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p159
Academic Journal
Discusses the condition of theater playgoers, players and the social practice of cross-dressing in London, England from 16th to 17th century. Views of magistrates, preachers and pamphleteers on theatre plays; Popularity of theatre plays; Concerns of moralists on playhouses; Suspicions of authorities on men attending plays with women; Link between cross-dressing and the moral threat of playhouses.


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