The Theatre of a Propaganda War: The Playhouse in the Marprelate Controversy

This obscure theological debate, this grubby little propaganda war, may have had far greater consequences for the Elizabethan theatre than we know.

In early November 1589 all the London playhouses were ordered closed by the Lord Mayor of London. While at The Theatre, the Lord Admiral’s Men, led by Edward Alleyn, dutifully complied, at…

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Pauline Montagna

Pauline Montagna

Writer and Self-Publisher. Author of The Slave, Suburban Terrors and Not Wisely but Too Well. You’ll find my books on Smashwords and me on Facebook and Twitter.