The development of the profession of acting, of ‘stage-playing’ through the Tudor period.
How the professional stage player developed out of the medieval entertainer.
How travelling players became household players and then settled in the London playhouses.
The beginnings of an acting profession.
The Earl of Leicester’s Men.
The English Sumptuary laws.
The boy troupes.
The objections to players and playhouses.
The reputation of players.
Some examples of contemporary views of players.
The stars of the day – Burbage and Allen.
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