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2011 Series: Money and Readers

In their first Panizzi lecture Judith Milhous and Robert D. Hume addressed the issues of what plays cost and who could afford to buy them.

An underlying problem is comparative buying power: a shilling to buy a play quarto does not sound like much, but what did that price mean in terms of incomes in this period?

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