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Margaret S, Educator

Last updated on 02 Sep 2017

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Arnold offers a tour of Elizabethan and Jacobean London, showing how a confluence of events (dissolution of the monasteries cutting loose a bunch of people with experience in mystery plays, London's extremely youthful population of authority-challengers, elites waking up to the power of sponsored theater companies) allowed the theaters to flourish.  Her book wraps up with my overall purpose for reading it during a London research trip--how an American actor dedicated decades of his life to reconstructing a Globe Theater on the banks of the Thames.

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