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The title-page to The Wits (1673)

Francis Kirkman, The Wits (1662).
From Shakespeare's England (1917)

Though it dates from the Restoration, the title-page to The Wits shows a thrust stage, spectators behind, and some characters who were created originally by Shakespeare.

Sir John Falstaff and the Hostess live on in 1662, now in the company of a French Dancing Master, a beggar called Clause, a Changeling and a Simpleton.

Two interesting points about staging indoors: