JONES, Inigo
(b. 1573, London, d. 1652, London)

Proscenium stage

Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth

In England the Elizabethan theatre descended chiefly from inn-yards where plays were originally staged. A few later theatres adapted the classical form to a tiny scale, but the future lay with the proscenium theatre where the only classical allusion would be the scenery.