Shakespeare and the Theatres of His Time

NEH Conference Grant

Center for Shakespeare Studies

Fall 1987

Directed by Herbert Berry, C. Walter Hodges, William Ingram

Keywords: Theatre History, English, Sixteenth Century, Seventeenth Century, Drama, Shakespeare

This twelve-week seminar introduced its participants to the most useful documents about Renaissance theatre buildings, their owners, acting companies, and audiences, and then considered the implications of this documentary evidence for the interpretation of plays by Shakespeare and his playwright-contemporaries.