Shakes and Peers

a guide to the world of Early Modern drama


Welcome to Early Modern London! The cities are getting bigger! The middle class is forming! And you know what that means… more expendable income from the masses! And you know what that means… it’s time for the theatre to take its place as most popular professional art form in London aside from pouring a good pint.

There are the people who made Early Modern London the epicenter of theatre that it was.

Buck, George



Dekker, Thomas

Elizabeth I, Queen

Fletcher, John

Herbert, Sir Henry

Henslowe, Philip

James I & VI

Jonson, Ben

Marlowe, Christopher “Kit”

Middleton, Thomas


Tilney, Edmund


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