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Unformatted text preview: JACOBEAN SHAKESPEARE Professor Thomas Fulton TA: Ellora Maitra [email protected] Grader: Steven Syrek [email protected] ELIZABETH TUDOR (reigned from 1558-1603). JAMES STUART (reigned from 1603-25). SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616) John de Critz, James I, ca. 1606 Shakespeare as Playwright for King • James VI of Scotland became James I of both England and Scotland in 1603, and made Shakespeare and his players “The King’s Men” • Measure for Measure seems to be the first new play performed before the new king. JAMES I’S ROYAL PATENT TO “THE KING’S MEN” • William Shakespeare, Richard Burbage, [and his company] freely to use and exercise the art and faculty of playing comedies, tragedies, histories, interludes, morals, pastorals, stage plays, and such others like as they have already studied or hereafter shall use or study, as well for the recreation of our loving subjects as for our solace and pleasure when we shall think good to see them during our pleasure . . . – ASTONISHING RISE IN STATUS OF SHAKESPEARE, DRAMA • Shakespeare playing at court as many as 187 times after the issuance of the patent....
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This note was uploaded on 11/12/2011 for the course ENGLISH 350:323 taught by Professor Fulton during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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