The First Phase of the Elizabethan Attack on the Stage, 1558-1579

@article{Ringler1942TheFP,
  title={The First Phase of the Elizabethan Attack on the Stage, 1558-1579},
  author={William A. Ringler},
  journal={Huntington Library Quarterly},
  year={1942},
  volume={5},
  pages={391-418}
}
THE ELIZABETHAN DRAMA, at the very time of its greatest triumphs, when every week thousands of Londoners thronged to see the plays of Shakespeare and his fellows, was faced with a determined and clamorous group of opponents who declared that the public playhouses were sources of all manner of evils, and who not only refused to attend performances themselves but also tried to prevent others from attending. Though the members of this opposition were at first only an insignificant minority, they… Expand
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