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
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.