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The Court of Chancery was a court of equity in England and Wales that followed a set of loose rules to avoid the slow pace of change and possible harshness (or "inequity") of the common law. (Wikipedia)

The records of the Court of Chancery have produced documents about the early modern English playhouse world, in part because men of ordinary means could file suit there and expect redress. A significant example of a suit in the Court of Chancery with implications for theater history is the one filed in 1586 that ballooned into the set between the Brayne and Burbage families over matters concerning the profits from the Theater in Shoreditch.

Pages in category "Chancery"

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