The study of repertory has greatly illuminated practices among playwrights and playing companies in the later sixteenth century. The repertory approach has yet to be applied to early and mid-Tudor drama, although this method holds out the promise of recovering the collaborative practices connected with John Rastell's stage -- the first public stage in London. This article urges scholars active in repertory studies to take a fresh look at Henrician drama and theatrical practices, and employs Heywood and Rastell's play Gentylnes and Nobylyte as a case study in the forces that shape repertory in this earlier period.
© 2013 Early Theatre
Published in final form at:
Maura Giles-Watson, "John Rastell’s London Stage: Reconstructing Repertory and Collaborative Practice," Early Theatre 16, no. 2 (2013): 171-184.
Giles-Watson, Maura, "John Rastell’s London Stage: Reconstructing Repertory and Collaborative Practice" (2013). English Faculty Publications. 3.