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Stationers' Register
The Stationers’ Register was a record book maintained by the Stationers' Company of London. The company is a trade guild given a royal charter in 1557 to regulate the various professions associated with the publishing industry, including printers, bookbinders, booksellers, and publishers in England. The Register itself allowed publishers to document their right to produce a particular printed work, and constituted an early form of copyright law
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Playing Company
In Renaissance
Renaissance
London, playing company was the usual term for a company of actors. These companies were organized around a group of ten or so shareholders (or "sharers"), who performed in the plays but were also responsible for management.[1] The sharers employed "hired men" – that is, the minor actors and the workers behind the scenes. The major companies were based at specific theatres in London; the most successful of them, William Shakespeare's company the King's Men, had the open-air Globe Theatre
Globe Theatre
for summer seasons and the enclosed Blackfriars Theatre
Blackfriars Theatre
in the winters
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Edmund Kerchever Chambers
Sir Edmund Kerchever Chambers, KBE, CB, FBA (16 March 1866 – 21 January 1954), usually cited as E. K. Chambers, was an English literary critic and Shakespearean scholar. His four-volume history of The Elizabethan Stage, published in 1923, remains a standard resource for scholars.Contents1 Biography 2 Works 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] Chambers was born in West Ilsley, Berkshire. His father was a curate there and his mother the daughter of a Victorian theologian. He was educated at Marlborough College, before matriculating at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He won a number of prizes, including the chancellor's prize in English for an essay on literary forgery. He took a job with the national education department, and married Eleanor Bowman in 1893. In the newly created Board of Education, Chambers worked principally to oversee adult and continuing education
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As You Like It
As You Like It
As You Like It
is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
believed to have been written in 1599 and first published in the First Folio
First Folio
in 1623. The play's first performance is uncertain, though a performance at Wilton House
Wilton House
in 1603 has been suggested as a possibility. As You Like It
As You Like It
follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle's court, accompanied by her cousin Celia to find safety and, eventually, love, in the Forest of Arden. In the forest, they encounter a variety of memorable characters, notably the melancholy traveller Jaques who speaks many of Shakespeare's most famous speeches (such as "All the world's a stage", "too much of a good thing" and "A fool! A fool! I met a fool in the forest")
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Much Ado About Nothing
Much Ado
Much Ado
About Nothing is a comedy by William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
thought to have been written in 1598 and 1599, as Shakespeare was approaching the middle of his career. The play was included in the First Folio, published in 1623. By means of "noting" (which, in Shakespeare's day, sounded similar to "nothing" as in the play's title,[1][2] and which means gossip, rumour, and overhearing), Benedick
Benedick
and Beatrice are tricked into confessing their love for each other, and Claudio is tricked into rejecting Hero at the altar on the erroneous belief that she has been unfaithful
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Walter Wilson Greg
Sir Walter Wilson Greg (9 July 1875 – 4 March 1959), known professionally as W. W. Greg, was one of the leading bibliographers and Shakespeare scholars of the 20th century.Contents1 Family and education 2 Work 3 References 4 Sources 5 Works 6 External linksFamily and education[edit] Greg was born at Wimbledon Common in 1875. His father, William Rathbone Greg, was an essayist; his mother was the daughter of James Wilson. As a child, Greg was expected one day to assume editorship of The Economist, which his grandfather had founded in 1843; Greg was educated at Wixenford, Harrow and at Trinity College of Cambridge University.[1] At Cambridge he met Ronald McKerrow, whose friendship helped shape Greg's decision to pursue a career in literature. While still in school he compiled a list of Renaissance plays printed before 1700, and he joined the Bibliographical Society the same year
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England
England
England
is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.[6][7][8] It shares land borders with Scotland
Scotland
to the north and Wales
Wales
to the west. The Irish Sea
Irish Sea
lies northwest of England
England
and the Celtic Sea
Celtic Sea
lies to the southwest. England
England
is separated from continental Europe
Europe
by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel
English Channel
to the south
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Ben Jonson
Benjamin Jonson (c. 11 June 1572 – 6 August 1637[2]) was an English playwright, poet, actor, and literary critic, whose artistry exerted a lasting impact upon English poetry and stage comedy. He popularised the comedy of humours. He is best known for the satirical plays Every Man in His Humour (1598), Volpone, or The Fox (c
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William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
Shakespeare
(/ˈʃeɪkspɪər/; 26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616)[a] was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.[2][3][4] He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon".[5][b] His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 39 plays,[c] 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.[7] Shakespeare
Shakespeare
was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna and twins Hamnet and Judith
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Master Of The Revels
Master
Master
or masters may refer to:Contents1 Ranks and titles 2 Aircraft and vehicles 3 Characters 4 Film and television 5 Literature 6 Music and audio 7 Places 8 Sport8.1 Golf 8.2 Tennis 8.3 Other sports9 Other uses 10 See alsoRanks and titles[edit]Master's degree, a postgraduate or sometimes undergraduate degree in the specified discipline Master
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English Renaissance Theatre
English Renaissance
English Renaissance
theatre—also known as early modern English theatre and Elizabethan theatre—refers to the theatre of England between 1562 and 1642. This is the style of the plays of William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe and Ben Jonson.Contents1 Background 2 Sites of dramatic performance2.1 Grammar schools 2.2 Choir schools 2.3 Universities 2.4 Inns of Court 2.5 Masques3 Establishment of playhouses 4 Playhouse architecture 5 Audiences 6 Performances 7 Costume
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Caroline Era
The Caroline or Carolean era refers to the era in English and Scottish history during the Stuart period
Stuart period
(1603–1714) that coincided with the reign of Charles I (1625–1642), Carolus being Latin for Charles.[1] The Caroline era
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Jacobean Era
The Jacobean era
Jacobean era
refers to the period in English and Scottish history that coincides with the reign of James VI of Scotland
Scotland
(1567–1625), who also inherited the crown of
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Elizabethan Era
The Elizabethan era
Elizabethan era
is the epoch in the Tudor period
Tudor period
of the history of England
England
during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558–1603). Historians often depict it as the golden age in English history
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Copyright
Copyright
Copyright
is a legal right created by the law of a country that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights for its use and distribution. This is usually only for a limited time. The exclusive rights are not absolute but limited by limitations and exceptions to copyright law, including fair use. A major limitation on copyright is that copyright protects only the original expression of ideas, and not the underlying ideas themselves.[1][2] Copyright
Copyright
is a form of intellectual property, applicable to certain forms of creative work. Some, but not all jurisdictions require "fixing" copyrighted works in a tangible form
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