Documents of Shakespearean Performance: Stage, Page, and Manuscript in Early Modern England

21 January 2013, 17:30 - 19:00

Event Type:
Room 234 (Senate House)
Venue Details:

Senate House 
Malet Street 
London WC1E 7HU


Prof. Gabriel Egan (De Montfort University): 'Early modern play manuscripts and their licensing'

This paper will survey surviving early modern play manuscripts and the problems of their classification. What can the manuscripts tell us about the activities of the Masters of the Revels? Are they, perhaps, evidence for a licensing regime that never quite managed to fulfil the functions it was created for?