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Reputation and the Red Bull Theatre, 1625-1642

Loughnane, Rory (2014) Reputation and the Red Bull Theatre, 1625-1642. The Yearbook of English Studies, 2014, 44 . pp. 29-50. ISSN 0306-2473. (doi:10.5699/yearenglstud.44.2014.0029) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The Red Bull theatre in Clerkenwell has long held a poor reputation among scholars. Most serious critical attention has focused on the early years of the theatre, from its construction in 1604 to the subsequent repertories of Queen Anne's Men and Prince Charles's Men, who performed there during the Jacobean period. This essay surveys extant evidence about the Red Bull from the accession of Charles I in 1625 until the closure of the theatres in 1642, and challenges received critical narratives about the poor reputation of the Red Bull in this period. It concludes with a discussion about how such scholarly views become entrenched and the risk involved in making critical assumptions about reputation based on meagre historical and literary evidence.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.5699/yearenglstud.44.2014.0029
Uncontrolled keywords: Caroline Drama, Drama, Theatre, Shakespeare
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN80 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1600 Drama
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Rory Loughnane
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2016 11:42 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2020 04:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/57434 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Loughnane, Rory: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7172-4864
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