Imagining Shakespeare's Original Audience, 1660-2000: Groundlings, Gallants, Grocers
by Bettina Boecker /
2015 / English / PDF
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Comparatively little is known about Shakespeare's first audiences. This study argues that the Elizabethan audience is an essential part of Shakespeare as a site of cultural meaning, and that the way criticism thinks of early modern theatregoers is directly related to the way it thinks of, and uses, the Bard himself.