• David J. Amelang, "A Day in the Life: The Performance of Playgoing in Early Modern Madrid and London" (Bulletin of the Comediantes 70.2, 2018), pp. 111-127

    Author(s):
    David Amelang (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Group(s):
    Early Modern History, Early Modern Theater, Renaissance / Early Modern Studies, Shakespeare, Spanish Golden Age Literature
    Subject(s):
    London, Renaissance in Spain, Everyday
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/qc9t-2467
    Abstract:
    Going to the theater was one of the most distinctive-as well as conspicuous-cultural activities to take place regularly in early modern european cities. Precisely because so many people from all walks of life partook of this highly visible pastime, public theaters became spaces wherein social and cultural boundaries between spectators were easily (and sometimes purposefully) blurred. By focusing on the performative dimension of playgoing in Madrid and london, Western europe's two strongholds of public theater during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, this study probes some of the social meanings and intentions underlying the practice of attending commercial theater performances in these two capitals.
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