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Did Shakespeare own an acting company?
Shakespeare was involved in many aspects of London’s professional theatrical world. He was an actor, a playwright, and a shareholder in an acting company known as the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, which became the King’s Men when James I became king in 1603.
What company did Shakespeare act for?
the Chamberlain’s Men
As a member of the acting company called the Chamberlain’s Men, which from 1603 were known as the King’s Men, Shakespeare enjoyed the patronage of the Lord Chamberlain George Carey 2nd Lord Hunsdon and then of James I.
What were the names of Shakespeare’s acting companies?
Shakespeare’s Acting Company
They were originally formed under the patronage of a Lord Strange, but soon enough grew to fame as Lord Chamberlain’s Men under Henry Carey, the Lord Chamberlain. Later, when King James I became their patron, they change their name to The King’s Men.
What theatre did Shakespeare own?
the Globe Theatre
Building the First Globe Theatre
The story of the Globe Theatre starts with William Shakespeare’s acting company The Lord Chamberlain’s Men. Shakespeare was a part-owner, or sharer, in the company, as well as an actor and the resident playwright.