This book examines the development of theaters and stages from medieval drama to Shakespeare's time. More information about many of these topics will be found in the chapter that deals with the drama as literature.

The discussion of the stage preserves a distinction that was often made between the outdoor theater or amphitheater, designed for a wide and public audience, and the indoor or "hall" theater, which attracted a wealthier clientele.

Chapters in this book:

The site for the New Globe has a great deal of information about Shakespeare's stage.