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.
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Table of ContentsPreface and Acknowledgements - Abbreviations and Citations - Introduction - Country and Court, A System of Control Emerges, 1549-79 - Tilney, Patronage and Profit, 1579-89 - Martin Marprelate, Sir Thomas More, Marlowe, 1589-93 - Theatrical Authority in the Later 1590s - Essex and the Limits of Toleration, 1600-03 - Questions of Authority I: From Tilney to Buc, 1603-10 - The Question of Authority II: The Boy Companies 1604-10 - Sir George Buc, 1610-22 - Pembroke, Astley, Herbert, 1622-26 - Bibliography, Notes and Index