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For the Money: The Medieval Commercial Theatre
Episode 1413th September 2021 • The History Of European Theatre • Philip Rowe
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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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