Not So Tedious Ways to Think about the Locations of the Early Playhouses

Johnson, Laurie (2020) Not So Tedious Ways to Think about the Locations of the Early Playhouses. In: Reading the Road, from Shakespeare's Crossways to Bunyan's Highways. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, pp. 107-126. ISBN 9781474454117

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Roads have been largely invisible in the histories of the Elizabethan playhouses. A London-centric bias positions roads as a defining feature of the lives of travelling players but roads disappear from the narrative of the rise of purpose-built playhouses. This chapter seeks to consider the movements of players and audiences in decisions about where to locate the early playhouses, particularly given their location on roads leading to the fields on which mandated archery practice took place.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Humanities and Communication (1 Mar 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions - Centre for Heritage and Culture (1 Aug 2018 -)
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2020 03:36
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2020 00:42
Uncontrolled Keywords: Shakespeare; William; playhouses; archery; roads; audience
Fields of Research (2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200503 British and Irish Literature
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210305 British History
Fields of Research (2020): 47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4705 Literary studies > 470504 British and Irish literature
43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430304 British history
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture

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