Who performed at Newington Butts in 1586?

Johnson, Laurie (2018) Who performed at Newington Butts in 1586? Early Theatre, 21 (2). pp. 29-48. ISSN 1206-9078


While recent studies offer new information about the companies that used the Playhouse at Newington Butts from 1575 to 1594, mystery remains about the identity of the company performing there in contravention of a restraint in May 1586. Using evidence related to the movements of companies active in 1586, particularly from the Records of Early English Drama, this article offers an answer based on a process of elimination. After ruling out all others, the article explains why a fragment of Leicester’s Men would perform at Newington for a short time before joining the Earl on his diplomatic campaign in Europe.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2019 04:30
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 02:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: Newington Butts; early English drama; Leicester's Men; theatre history
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200503 British and Irish Literature
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210305 British History
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
Identification Number or DOI: doi:org/10.12745/et.21.2.3581
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/35326

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