Grocers, Goldsmiths, and Drapers: Freemen and Apprentices in the Elizabethan Theater

  title={Grocers, Goldsmiths, and Drapers: Freemen and Apprentices in the Elizabethan Theater},
  author={D. Kathman},
  journal={Shakespeare Quarterly},
  pages={1 - 49}
Integrating much new information from livery-company archives and Chancery depositions with material from well-known primary and secondary sources, David Kathman documents the important role played by livery companies in the economic development of the Elizabethan professional theater. In the process, he presents data on more than fifty actors and playwrights who were also freemen of livery companies such as the Grocers, Goldsmiths, Drapers, Vintners, Bricklayers, Mercers, Apothecaries, and… Expand
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