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First and foremost, I have used The A to Z of Elizabethan London by Adrian Prockter and Robert Taylor (Harry Margary, Lympne Castle, Kent, in association with Guildhall Library, London, 1979). This work has supplied me with many helpful insights, not the least of which has been the presentation itself and the key map.
I have also consulted the following works in completing these maps:
Adams, Joseph Quincey. Shakespearean Playhouses: A History of English Theatres from the Beginnings to the Restoration. Massachusetts: Peter Smith Pub. 1960.
Astington, John H. English Court Theatre. Cambridge UP 1999.
Astington, John H. "The Red Lion Playhouse: Two Notes," Shakespeare Quarterly 36:4 (Winter 1985) 456-457.
Bentley, Gerald Eades. "The Salisbury Court Theatre and Its Boy Players," Huntington Library Quarterly 40 (1977) 129-149.
Berry, Herbert. "The First Public Playhouses, Especially the Red Lion," Shakespeare Quarterly. 40:2 (Summer 1989) 133-148.
Berry, Herbert. The Boar's Head Playhouse. Associated UP 1986. Berry's discussion of the "Agas" map's failings in the Whitechapel area prompted the reworking of the map in this presentation. The scholar will notice that Hogs Lane has now been cut through and the Aldgate bars have been moved back to their correct position. The buildings shown at Brick Lane on the "Agas" view have been moved back also and, following Berry, identified as the Boar's Head-which I also think to be correct.
Berry, Herbert, ed. The First Public Playhouse: The Theatre in Shoreditch 1576-1598. Montreal: McGill-Queen's UP 1979.
Bowers, Roger. "The Playhouse of the Choristers of Paul's c. 1575-1608," Theatre Notebook 54:2 (2000) 70-85.
Browsher, Julian. The Rose Theatre: an archeological discovery. White Dover Press for The Museum of London 1998.
Davis, Michael Justin. The Landscape of William Shakespeare. Exeter: Webb & Bower 1987. Their rather famous sketch map on page 95 is both helpful and uncredited, leading me to believe this to be the locus classicus of it.
Gair, Reavley. The Children of Paul's: the story of a theatre company, 1553-1608. Cambridge UP 1982.
Griffith, Eva. "New Material for a Jacobean Playhouse: The Red Bull Theatre on the Seckford Estate," Theatre Notebook 55:1 (2001) 5-23.
Ingram, William. The Business of Playing: The Beginnings of the Adult Professional Theater in Elizabethan London. Cornell UP 1992. This work breaks important ground on the subject of the Red Lion and Newington Butts playhouses.
Ingram, William. A London Life in the Brazen Age: Francis Langley, 1548-1602. Harvard UP 1978.
Lennep, William Van. "The Death of the Red Bull," Theatre Notebook 16 (1962) 126-134.
Shapiro, Michael. Children of the Revels: the boy companies of Shakespeare's time and their plays. New York: Columbia UP 1977.
Sisson, C.J. The Boar's Head Theatre: An Inn-yard Theatre of the Elizabethan Age. Stanley Wells, ed. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul 1972.
Smith, Irwin. Shakespeare's Blackfriars Playhouse: Its History and Design. New York UP 1964. The discussions and documents there led me to both of the Blackfriars properties and, I believe, to Rosseter's Blackfriars (a.k.a "Puddle Wharf" or "Porter's Hall").
Sugden, E.H. A Topographical Dictionary to the Works of Shakespeare and His Fellow Dramatists. Manchester UP, 1925. The sketch map found in that book has been invaluable in assisting to correlate, confirm, and in some cases correct the Prockter-Taylor map .
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