Medieval Parish Players from Aldermaston

Evidence of a medieval troupe of players from Aldermaston are found in a book on English Parish Drama 1 . It refers to Players raising money for their parishes by performing entertainments. It cites information from the Reading Gild Merchants accounts 2 that has an entry for 1382-3 for players from Aldermaston being paid 1s 8d 3 for entertainments.

1 English Parish Drama by Alexandra F. Johnston and Wim Husken

2 Reading Gild Accounts, 1357-1516: Introduction and accounts 1357-1448, Volume 6, Page lxxxvii, Author: Cecil F. Slade, Berkshire Record Society

3 1s 8d in 1380 is worth approx. £52 in 2017

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