An introduction to season 5 of the podcast.
The theatrical links between England and Continental Europe in the 16th Century. Some differences and similarities.
Why English theatre stands apart from that of continental Europe.
Sir Philip Sidney’s ‘Defence of Poetry’, his dislike of the stage and ideas on the power of poetic language.
The development of English as a language to be used poetically.
The slow rise of England out of the Medieval period.
Theatre and king Henry 8th.
The rise of secular plays during the reformation period through the reign of Elizabeth 1st.
English scepticism about Continental culture.
The Playhouses, plays, playwrights and acting troupes.
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