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School
New York University
Department
Drama
Course
THEA-UT 510
Professor
davidjenkins
Semester
Fall

Description
~~~~~~~~ Restoration "I don't have any latkes." Sir William Davenant - 1606-68, playwright before commonwealth era, supposedly Shakespeares son or godson or something -used opera to circumvent law in 56, like a badass -persuaded King to grant Royal Patent monopoly to him and Killigrew -formed Duke's company, first company with changeable scenery -adaptations of Shakespeare Thomas Killigrew – 1612-83, child actor, courtier -King's Company composed of actors who performed before English Civil War, Shakespeare was King's company before war, performed in converted Tennis Court- Lincoln's Inn Fields Lincoln's Inn Fields 1661- former tennis court, used first by Davenant, then King's Company, then tennis court again -John Rich turned it into a 1400 seat theatre "let's listen to Metric kbye" Drury Lane Theatre – AKA Theatre Royal, 4 reincarnations since 1663. Kill
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