United we stand

Gilli Bush-Bailey

in Treading the Bawds

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780719072505
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701935 | DOI:
United we stand

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This chapter looks at the events that led to the formation of the United Company and the creation of a theatrical monopoly of theatre in London which was to last for thirteen years. By pursuing a bottom-up approach to the power shifts in the company and considering afresh the position of the players and their response to changes in company practice, the actress can be seen to occupy a visible presence and emerging power in the economics of the playhouse.

Keywords: United Company; theatre company; London theatre; theatre actress

Chapter.  10911 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights)

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