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Patrons and PerformanceEarly Tudor Household Revels$
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Suzanne R. Westfall

Print publication date: 1990

Print ISBN-13: 9780198128809

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128809.001.0001

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Playwrights and Players

Playwrights and Players

(p.108) 3 Playwrights and Players
Patrons and Performance

Suzanne R. Westfall

Oxford University Press

This chapter analyses the works and authors of some household plays in England during the early Tudor period. The findings reveal that playwrights were closely associated with one and sometimes more than one noble patron. The result also suggests that their works reflected not only their own philosophies, but also those of the aristocrats with whom they were associated. In addition to being writers, these playwrights also served as schoolmasters and this enabled them to study and adapt classical structures used for academic exercises.

Keywords:   household plays, England, Tudor period, playwrights, aristocrats, schoolmasters

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