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Many people actually. While you wouldn't see the Queen attending a play, some lesser nobles and businessmen were among the high rollers in the stands while the peasants would be standing and watching comedies and tragedies.

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Usually actors. Some lived in troupes and who traveled to locations, set up a stage and performed plays. Others had long-term engagements at playhouses specifically and permanently dedicated to theatrical performance. William Shakespeare was such an actor.

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