'BEGINNING IN THE MIDDLE…': Warwickshire Locations and Families, as Audiences for Early Modern Music and Drama

Somerset, Alan
July 1998
Medieval English Theatre;1998, Vol. 20, p77
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the observance of early modern music and drama among families and locations in Warwickshire, England. It states that several gentry families lived in Warwickshire including Berkeleys of Caludon Castle, the Ferrers of Baddesley Clinton, and the Newdigates of Arbury. It mentions that great titled people were found in the said county , who considered living as consisted of public performance and ceremonial. It says that regularity of entries recording expenses for musical instruments were both observed on Sheldon and Newdigate families. Moreover, families in the county hired musicians to arrange musical activities and repair musical instruments.


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