Episode 14

For the Money: The Medieval Commercial Theatre

Published on: 13th September, 2021

Episode 61

Once the medieval theatre had moved out of the confines of the church and away from religious obligation a form of commercial theatre began, but how was money spent and income generated and was it profitable?

The rise of commercial theatre through the Interlude and the Travelling Players

Play expenses and income

The rising costs of the Cycle Plays and other entertainments

The actors contract

The production of 'Mystery Des Trois Doms' and what it tells us about collaboration

The relationship between the concerns of the Church, the State, and the Guilds

The player in the service of a Lord.

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The History Of European Theatre
A more or less chronological history of the development and practice of theatre
A podcast tracing the development of theatre from ancient Greece to the present day through the places and people who made theatre happen. More than just dates and lists of plays we'll learn about the social. political and historical context that fostered the creation of dramatic art.

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Philip Rowe

Ex-publishing and accounting professional. Rookie Podcaster, but learning fast. Loves all things Theatre and History.