The Elizabethan Theatre V: Papers given at the Fifth by George R Hibbard

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I aries details not filled in on page left blank for purpose timber and "axeltre" for wagon & skaffold wheels: entertaining cardmakers 6s. 10d. 26s. 8d. from cardmakers, walkers, skinners, joiners One rehearsal then plague cancelled pageants From \Valkers 6s. , Joiners 3s. 4d. : apparently shared with Shearmen & Tailors received from walkers 6s. , Joiners 3s. 4d. There is no mathematical formula that can translate these sixteenth-century prices into those of today, the more so as prices themselves changed greatly during the sixteenth century.

Lld. : lls. 2d. 2d. : 13s. 5d. 6d. : lls. 4d. 1591: 21s. 6d. : 1s. 6d. wagon 5s. 8d. \I aries details not filled in on page left blank for purpose timber and "axeltre" for wagon & skaffold wheels: entertaining cardmakers 6s. 10d. 26s. 8d. from cardmakers, walkers, skinners, joiners One rehearsal then plague cancelled pageants From \Valkers 6s. , Joiners 3s. 4d. : apparently shared with Shearmen & Tailors received from walkers 6s. , Joiners 3s. 4d. There is no mathematical formula that can translate these sixteenth-century prices into those of today, the more so as prices themselves changed greatly during the sixteenth century.

538 there was gathered for the minstrel 3s. 8d. (f. 86a). But no minstrel or minstrels got so much for single performance as did the players in 152'5. The basic items listed above (excluding various other costs for cressett light, wine and torches that may or may not be for the Candelmas celebration) amount to 48s. 5d. Except for the year when they take over control of their pageant, it is almost twenty years before the Cappers spend so much, even on the pageant. At no other time do they spend so much on entertainment for themselves.

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