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A 1596 sketch of a rehearsal in progress on the thrust stage of The Swan, a typical circular Elizabethan open-roof playhouse.

English Renaissance theatre, also known as early modern English theatre, or (commonly) as Elizabethan theatre, refers to the theatre of England between 1562 and 1642.

This is the style of the plays of William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe and Ben Jonson.


English Renaissance theatre sections
Intro  Background  Theatrical life and the establishment of permanent theatres  Performances  Costumes  Playwrights  Genres  Printed texts  End of English Renaissance theatre: ban on plays by the English Parliament  List of playwrights (some of these are actors, not playwrights)  Playhouses  Playing companies  Significant others  See also  Notes  References  External links  

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