Intertextual and Inter-Repertory Links in London Plays, 1594-1615

NEH Seminar Grant

Center for Shakespeare Studies

Spring 1990

Directed by Andrew Gurr

Keywords: Theatre History, English, Sixteenth Century, Seventeenth Century, Drama, Repertory, London

This twelve-week seminar, devoted to an analysis of the competing repertories of London theatrical companies, demonstrated both the increasing specialization of some of the companies in their appeal to differing social allegiances and also how local and intimate allusions from one repertory to another were the source of considerable contemporary pleasure in playgoing.