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London in Early Modern English Drama

Representing the Built Environment

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Darryll Grantley
    Pages 1-24
  3. Darryll Grantley
    Pages 25-50
  4. Darryll Grantley
    Pages 51-90
  5. Darryll Grantley
    Pages 91-140
  6. Darryll Grantley
    Pages 141-185
  7. Darryll Grantley
    Pages 186-194
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 195-231

About this book


This book explores the changing representation on the early modern stage of the built environment of London. It covers a period in which the city underwent rapid growth to become the country's first metropolis, and it examines how the urban environment becomes part of the frame of reference of the drama that is set there.


drama stage theatre

About the authors

DARRYLL GRANTLEY teaches in the School of Drama, Film and Visual Arts at the University of Kent, UK, with research interests that extend across both the late medieval and early modern periods. He has written and edited several books with a particular focus on theatre in social and cultural history.

Bibliographic information


'The chief virtue of the work is the encyclopaedic knowledge of drama that the author brings to his study. Readers unfamiliar with the range of dramatic works that utilise or refer to the city in some way will encounter references to some new materials between these pages.' - Andrew Gordon, The Review of English Studies