• David J. Amelang, “Comparing the Commercial Theaters of Early Modern London and Madrid” (Renaissance Quarterly 71.2, 2018), pp. 610-644

    Author(s):
    David Amelang (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Group(s):
    Early Modern History, Early Modern Theater, Shakespeare, Spanish Golden Age Literature, The Renaissance Society of America
    Subject(s):
    Theatre history, London, Architectural history, Renaissance drama, Golden Age theater
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/xcs3-f159
    Abstract:
    Comparative studies have revealed uncanny similarities between the theatrical cultures of Shakespearean England and Golden Age Spain, and in particular between the Elizabethan amphitheaters and the Spanish corrales de comedia (courtyard playhouses). Contrary to conventional wisdom, however, Spain’s (and, in particular, Madrid’s) courtyard theaters may have resembled the English indoor public playhouses, especially London’s Blackfriars, more than the Globe-like amphitheaters with which they are so often matched. That the corrales could simultaneously play the part of both Globe and Blackfriars also helps account for the absence of indoor public playhouses in Habsburg Spain.
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