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amylee845 | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 31, 2009 at 5:04 PM via web

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How much did it cost for people to watch a performance at the Shakespeare's 'Globe Theatre' in Shakespeare's time?

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melissa-ragan | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted September 1, 2009 at 12:21 PM (Answer #1)

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It's hard to say exactly what people paid to see a work of Shakespeare in Elizabethean England.

In most works, reference is made to admission price being "a coin". However, during the time coins were minted in demonimations from a 1/4 pence to a guinea.

Suffice to say, most people at the time were not earning very much, so the admission price may have been equal to about a penny.

 

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