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Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, and the practice of theatre

Ioppolo, G. (2013) Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, and the practice of theatre. In: Connolly, A. and Hopkins, L. (eds.) Essex: The Life and Times of an Elizabethan Courtier. Manchester University Press, Manchester, pp. 63-80. ISBN 9780719084942

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This essay argues that Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, had a long family history of patronizing professional London acting companies from the 1570s and that he participated in and contributed to the patronage of the theatre in Shakespeare's time.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Literature and Languages > English Literature
ID Code:21516
Publisher:Manchester University Press

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