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Who attended Shakespeare's plays?

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Who attended Shakespeare's plays?

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From what we can gather, Shakespeare's audiences were extremely diverse in terms of their social standing. It is probable that nobles attended performances at the Swan and Globe theaters where they occupied the preferred (and most expensive) seats in the covered galleries and on the stage itself. Below them, Elizabethan tradesmen stood in the pit as "groundlings."

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