In the time of Shakespeare, the outdoor theatres closed after the afternoon show, about 6 p.m. They also closed for the winter, during inclement weather, and due to outbreaks of infectious disease. The indoor theatres could stay open in the winter and bad weather because they did not depend on sunlight. They still had to close on orders of the health department though.
After Shakespeare's time, in 1642, all the theatres in England were closed on the orders of Parliament and did not reopen until about 1660.
The puritans (religious fanatics) believed that theatres were spreading the plague.
cos they was badman, ygm?
1593 and 1594 in London
The theatres closed because of an outbreak of the plague. They re-opened in late 1594.
He was a puritan and they believed the theater was sinful
There were a number of closures, but the years 1593-1594 featured a protracted closure of London theatres which bankrupted a number of the playing companies.
The Puritans closed down the Globe because they believed that theatres were anti-religious and a place of sin. Many other theatres were closed down as well.
They were ordered closed in order to slow the spread of the Plague (Black Death).
because of the outbreak of the Bubonic plague
They were closed in London due to an outbreak of the plague.
All we know is that theatres were closed because at that time the Black Death was spreading easily, so they wanted to eliminate any large gatherings of people.
Because of the plague, an epidemic disease which reared its ugly head every few years. People believed that you could catch plague from being near other people, which was correct, and it made sense to close the theatres, but why didn't they close the churches too?
There was a particularly nasty outbreak of the plague in London at that time.
1593 Theatres close due to the Bubonic Plague (The Black Death).
Periodic outbreaks of plague caused the closure of theatres for health reasons.
disease and black plague.. was spread easily because everyone was in close proximity
the puritans wanted to close down the theaters in Shakespeare time
The London theaters closed in 1593 because of an outbreak of plague.
The thing that closed down all the theaters was the plague. and beacause they snack a woman in the play
There was a plague. All of the theaters were closed for public health reasons.
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There are 161 theatres in total, in London.