Introduction: Exploring Neighbourhoods

Christopher Highley


This essay summarizes scholarship about the neighbourhoods and parishes surrounding London’s early modern theatres, and in the process introduces three essays for the Early Theatre Issues in Review ‘Theatre and Neighbourhood in Early Modern London’.


neighborhood; parish; Blackfriars; liberty

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Christopher Highley
The Ohio State University
United States

Christopher Highley ( is a professor in the department of English at the Ohio State University.