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Anthony Munday

Anthony Munday  

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(1560–1633),hack‐writer, wrote or collaborated in a number of plays, and was ridiculed by Jonson as Antonio Balladino in The Case is Altered. Munday wrote ballads, and as ‘Shepheard Tonie’ ...
Augustine Phillips

Augustine Phillips  

(d. 1605)An actor, one of the original Lord Chamberlain's Men (Shakespeare's company) from their formation in 1594; named among the list of the Principal Actors in the First Folio of Shakespeare's ...
Ben Jonson

Ben Jonson  

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(1572/3–1637),born in London of Border descent. He was educated at Westminster School under Camden. During the early 1590s he worked as a bricklayer in his stepfather's employ, and saw military ...
Boar's Head

Boar's Head  

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Celebrated in connection with Falstaff, was in Eastcheap, and according to H. B. Wheatley (London, Past and Present, 1891) was ‘destroyed in the Great Fire, rebuilt immediately after, and finally ...
Chamberlain's Men

Chamberlain's Men  

Formed in 1594, based initially at the theatre, and drawing actors from the Admiral's men, this acting company is strongly associated with Shakespeare, and performed most of his plays. In ...
Charles Howard, 2nd Baron Howard of Effingham and 1st earl of Nottingham

Charles Howard, 2nd Baron Howard of Effingham and 1st earl of Nottingham  

(c. 1536–1624).Howard took advantage of his high birth to sustain a long and distinguished career. Anne Boleyn was his first cousin. He was a grandson of the 2nd duke of Norfolk, the hero of Flodden; ...
Christopher Marlowe

Christopher Marlowe  

(1564–93).English playwright, poet, and spy. Born in Canterbury, he was educated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. His plays, beginning with Dido, Queen of Carthage (c.1587), are energetic, ...
Edward Alleyn

Edward Alleyn  

(1566–1626),an actor (R. Burbage's chief rival) and partner of Henslowe, with whom he built the Fortune Theatre, Cripplegate. There he acted at the head of the Lord Admiral's company, playing among ...
Fortune Theatre

Fortune Theatre  

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London playhouse built in 1600 to replace the Rose, when it acquired a new neighbour, the Globe. Henslowe and Alleyn, its financiers, used the carpenter who had just completed the ...
George Chapman

George Chapman  

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(?1559–1634),born near Hitchin, in Hertfordshire. After more than a decade as a professional playwright he turned to his major work of translating Homer, completed in 1616. Chapman's earliest ...
John Day

John Day  

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(c. 1574–c. 1640),playwright, collaborated with Dekker and others in a number of plays. His best work, The Parliament of Bees, a dramatic allegory or masque, appeared perhaps in 1607, although the ...
Merchant of Venice

Merchant of Venice  

A comedy by Shakespeare written between 1596 and 1598, printed in 1600, and reprinted in the First Folio (1623). Its chief source is the first story of the fourth day in Il pecorone, Giovanni ...
Newington Butts Theatre

Newington Butts Theatre  

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London. There are many references to performances at Newington in Henslowe's diary, but it is still uncertain whether they were given in an innyard or in an open-air enclosure. A ...
Pembroke's Men

Pembroke's Men  

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Company under the patronage of the 1st Earl of Pembroke, first mentioned in 1592. Among the play-books which the actors sold to the booksellers a year later were Marlowe's Edward ...
Philip Henslowe

Philip Henslowe  

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(c. 1557–1616),built the Rose Theatre on Bankside in 1587, and thereafter was involved in theatrical affairs (as financier, manager, and owner) and, with Alleyn, in the affairs of several important ...
plot

plot  

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Lose the plot lose one's ability to understand or cope with what is happening, lose touch with reality.the plot thickens the situation becomes more difficult and complex; from George Villiers The ...
provincial companies, tours

provincial companies, tours  

In Shakespeare's time the majority of playing companies seldom or never performed in London but rather followed established touring routes across the countryside, stopping for a few days in each ...
Queen's Men

Queen's Men  

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Formed in 1583, the Queen's Men was a large acting company for London, founded by Secretary of State Walsingham and the Master of the Revels with the twelve best players ...
repertory playing

repertory playing  

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A theatre system, dependent on a stable company of actors, in which various plays are rotated on the bill over a season. While the repertory ensemble in the aristocratic theatres ...
Richard Burbage

Richard Burbage  

(?1567–1619),actor, the son of James Burbage, acted major roles in plays by Shakespeare, Jonson, and Beaumont and Fletcher, and excelled in tragedy.

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