I read this story in the book Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins and it made my heart flutter.
The year was 1598. Two brothers, Richard and Cuthbert Burbage, had inherited a theatre from their father when he passed away. The problem was, for a number of years they were not able to perform any shows in it as the landlord wouldn’t let them out of the contract and the rent was too steep.
Then they realized something. The landlord owned the land but not the building. Continue reading