I'm writing a historical fiction about the seventeenth century, and need to know some things about the theatre of the day, and also about the middle classes in England. Nobody seems to have much to say about them, except that they were there. Merchants and things like that.
I know that time period isn't *strictly* Renaissance, but it seems usually to be clumped in with the Renaissance.
Is there anybody with especial knowledge of the above topics that would be willing to help me?