Mastering the Revels

The Regulation and Censorship of English Renaissance Drama

  • Richard Dutton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 249-305

About this book


Mastering the Revels offers a detailed reconsideration of the regulation of English Renaissance drama. It is the first study to approach the issue through the role of the Masters of the Revels, who censored most late Tudor and early Stuart plays, relating the control they exercised over the actors to the political context of the court office they themselves held.


drama Renaissance theatre

Authors and affiliations

  • Richard Dutton
    • 1
  1. 1.Lancaster UniversityUK

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