By the 1530s the State was concerned with the regulation & censorship of plays. Here are the key moments of legislation under Henry, Edward & Mary.
The background of what made legislation necessary.
The end of the Corpus Christi Cycle Play.
The beginnings of actions against players
The Act For The Advancement of True Religion
Pammachius performed at Cambridge and the aftermath.
Early controls in London
The death of Henry 8th and changes under Edward
Repeated attempts to ban theatre.
The death of Edward and changes under Mary.
More bans are issued and the severity of punishments increases
The death of Mary
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