Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Elizabethan Theatre

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Elizabethan Theatre by Said Business School

Part of Engaging with the Humanities

Theatre emerges as an exciting new media business in London at the end of the sixteenth century.

This talk explores the ways that entrepreneurs and creatives worked together to produce a dynamic media industry in the period up to 1642. We’ve all heard of Shakespeare, but what was the broader structure in which his plays were conceived and performed? How might more modern understandings of business disruption, competition and innovation help us reframe the story of the earliest theatres in England – and vice versa?

Professor Emma Smith,
Professor of Shakespeare Studies, Tutorial Fellow English, and Fellow Librarian and Archivist.


Date 24/11/2023
Time 12.00

Saïd Business School - Park End Street

Park End Street Oxford OX1 1HP

Event type Lecture
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