TITLE

TOURING PLAYERS IN THE EARLY YEARS OF ELIZABETH: WHAT WERE THEY PLAYING?

AUTHOR(S)
Johnston, Alexandra F.
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
Medieval English Theatre;2009, Vol. 31, p72
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the touring theatrical players in the early years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth of England and the use of plays as tools of propaganda. It provides an overview of the theatrical production and performances in the sixteenth century under a policy on propaganda that was reactivated by Queen Elizabeth's First Minister William Cecil and begun by statesman Thomas Cromwell in 1535. It looks into the establishment of theatre companies and religious plays and how these players travel and perform during the period. It also offers suggestions on how to recognize potential players to perform in the modern theatre.
ACCESSION #
79623128

 

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