What was the nature of that audience which Shakespeare lives to please? Opinions are no doubt divided. The puritan moralists describe than as a vulgar crowd with coarse tastes and noisy nature. Some of the playwrights themselves refer to them rather condescendingly as the “groundlings” or the “hydra – headed” multitude with “serpent – tongues and contagious breath”. Shakespeare himself at least in his early dramatic career felt rather humiliated in the company of actors and vulgar spectators – the profession at least appeared to him somewhat undignified. However, he got over it with the resources at him command and became ultimately satisfied with the conditions of his profession which he did much to ennoble in a single life time, that still remains a wonder to his successors in trade.