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Edward Alleyn

(1566—1626) actor, theatre entrepreneur, and founder of Dulwich College

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In the twentieth century the process of acting underwent more thorough analysis and experimentation than at any other time in the history of Western theatre. Previously, written reflections on the ...
Admiral's Men

Admiral's Men  

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Elizabethan company which, with Edward Alleyn as their star actor, was the only real rival of the Chamberlain's Men. Their patron was Lord Howard, who became an admiral in 1585 ...
baiting

baiting  

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The goading, torturing, and usually killing of animals as a form of public or private entertainment. A variety of animals have been baited in a variety of circumstances, from elephants ...
Bristol

Bristol  

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A city at the junction of the rivers Avon and Frome. It is not recorded before c.1020, but by 1066 was a flourishing port. The Normans built there one of the key strategic castles of England. By 1216 ...
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, ...
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 ...
Henry VI Part 1

Henry VI Part 1  

On 3 March 1592 the manager-owner of the Rose theatre, Philip Henslowe, recorded a ‘new’ performance of ‘Harry the VI’ in his diary. While this may conceivably allude to any ...
Hope Theatre

Hope Theatre  

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On Bankside, Southwark, built in 1613 by Henslowe as a bear‐garden, with a movable stage on which plays could be performed. Jonson's Bartholomew Fair was acted there in 1614.
John Payne Collier

John Payne Collier  

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(1789–1883)English scholar who forged many documents, annotations, poems, etc., apparently relating to Shakespeare. Any manuscript or copy of a book which he is known to have handled must be viewed ...
Joseph Hall

Joseph Hall  

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(1574–1656),was successively bishop of Exeter (1627) and of Norwich (1641), where, in 1643, he was sequestered, his revenues and bishop's palace seized, his cathedral desecrated. He published two ...
King's Men

King's Men  

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Company of actors known as the Chamberlain's Men until they received their new name on the accession of James I in 1603. They remained in their own theatre, the Globe ...
Lady Elizabeth's Men

Lady Elizabeth's Men  

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Company under the patronage of James I's daughter. Formed in 1611, they were seen at Court a year later and in 1613 were merged with the Revels company, Nathan Field ...
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part  

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In the theatre, a part, or actor's part—also apparently known, at least in the eighteenth-century theatre, as a ‘side’—is the script used and memorized by an actor, which contains those ...
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 ...
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Elizabethan term for an outline, or ‘plot’, of a play, giving the main points of the action, the division into acts, and the actors' entrances and exits. Posted up behind ...
Prince Charles's Men

Prince Charles's Men  

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Acting company formed by Edward Alleyn in 1616 under the patronage of Prince Charles, the future Charles I. Based initially at the Hope Theatre, the company moved in 1619 to ...
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.
Rose Theatre

Rose Theatre  

On Bankside, Southwark, was built in 1587, and altered and enlarged in 1592, closing in 1602. Henslowe was its owner and Alleyn its leading actor. Shakespeare is thought to have acted there.
Strange's Men

Strange's Men  

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Late Tudor London playing company, mainly formed from Leicester's Men. Several of its members joined the Chamberlain's Men with Shakespeare, when its patron Ferdinando, Lord Strange, younger brother ...

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