Admiral's Men
           


NOTE: The roles listed for any given actor do not necessarily coincide with roles that actor played while associated with this company. The listed roles reflect the complete extant corpus of that actor's career. Neither does the list necessarily suggest a chronology of performance. Though the listings are accurate, the scholar is nevertheless cautioned to research further.


The Admiral's Men date from 1585. It was in 1585 that their patron, Charles Howard, second baron Howard of Effingham (1536–1624), was appointed Lord High Admiral. He was first cousin to Anne Boleyn and married Elizabeth's cousin and confidante, Katherine Carey. The company he patronized inhabited various playhouses in succession: the Theatre, Newington Butts, Rose, and Fortune. Their business practice is the well chronicled thanks to Philip Henslowe's Diary, a diurnal account of the company and its players. Discovery in 1989 of the western three-quarters of the company's most famous playhouse, the Rose, has enhanced modern understanding of this company. In 2002 the remaining eastern portion was also uncovered, making the Rose the only playhouse foundation from the period to have been entirely unearthed. The Admiral's Company's chief actor was Henslowe's step son–in–law, Edward "Ned" Alleyn. The company technically changed its name to Nottingham's Men when in 1597 Charles Howard earned that title. Nevertheless, modern prejudice favors the title Admiral's Men from 1585 to 1603 when players came under the purview of the Royal Household and the company patronage was assumed by the Stuart heir apparent, Prince Henry. See also Prince Henry's Men and Palsgrave's (Palatine's) Men. After fire destroyed their playhouse, the Fortune, in 1621–and after it was rebuilt in 1623–the remnants of the company merged with the King and Queen of Bohemia's Men in 1626.
For detailed information on this company, see Gurr, Andrew The Shakespearian Playing Companies, Oxford UP, 1996.


Listed alphabetically


Allen, Richard (I)

(d.1601; fl. 1583-1601) (Alleyn). Actor. (Husband of Agnes Allen Marbeck) [ES ii, 299 [full citation] ; Bentley, 'Shakespeare's Fellows' (1928) [full citation] ; Nungezer, 13 [full citation] ; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 51 (1931) [full citation] ; Eccles, 'Actors III', 298 (1992) [full citation] ; Cerasano, 'Henslowe/Forman', 155 (1993) [full citation] ]


Alleyn, Edward

(1566-1626) (Allen). Actor (Worcester's 1583, Admiral's/Prince Henry's 1589-1606), entrepreneur. (Brother of John Alleyn; step son-in-law of Philip Henslowe) [ES ii, 296 [full citation] ; Greg_Dramatic_Documents i, 51 (1931) [full citation] ; JCS ii, 346 [full citation] ; Nungezer, 4 [full citation] ; McMillin, 'Jonson's Early Entertainments', 160 (1968) [full citation] ; Ingram, 'Globe Playhouse', 67 (1984) [full citation] ; Cerasano, 'Edward Alleyn's Early Years' (1987) [full citation] ; Eccles, 'Edward Alleyn' (1990) [full citation] ; McMillin, 'Sussex's Men' (1991) [full citation] ; Wills, 150 (1993) [full citation] ; Cerasano, 'Tamburlaine' (1994) [full citation] ]

Tamburlaine, 1 & 2 TAMBURLAINE; ?King Edgar, A KNACK TO KNOW A KNAVE; Barabas, JEW OF MALTA; Orlando, ORLANDO FURIOSO; Faustus, DR. FAUSTUS; Sebastian, FREDERICK AND BASILEA; Muly Mahamet, BATTLE OF ALCAZAR; Tamar Cam, 1 TAMAR CAM; he is often heralded as the greatest actor of his time.


[?]Alleyn, John

(circa1557-1596). Actor(?) (Admiral's 1590). (Brother of Edward Alleyn) [ES ii, 298 [full citation] ; Nungezer, 11 [full citation] ; Sisson, 'Notes', 25 (1942) [full citation] ; Wills, 228 (1993) [full citation] ]


[?]Augustine, William

(fl. 1595-7) (Augusten, Agusten, Awgustyne). Actor. Henslowe bought his boy, James Bristow, from Augustine on 18 December 1597 for 8 leading to the otherwise unsubstantiated conjecture that Augustine was with the Admiral's company at that time. [ES ii, 301 [full citation] ; Denkinger, 'St. Botolph Aldgate', 97 (1926) [full citation] ; Nungezer, 25 [full citation] ; Ingram, 'William Augustine' (1983) [full citation] ]


Barne, William

(fl. 1602). Boy actor (Admiral's 1602) (possibly son of William Birde alias Borne?). [ES ii, 301 [full citation] ; Nungezer, 30 [full citation] ]

Pigmy, Tarmia, 1 TAMAR CAM; [?]Leonora, FREDERICK AND BASILEA.


Bird, William

(d.1624; fl. 1597-1624) (alias Borne) (Birde). Actor (Pembroke's 1597; Admiral's-Prince Henry's-Palsgrave's 1598-1621), playwright. (Husband of Mary Bird; father of Theophilus Bird) [ES ii, 303; iii, 236 [full citation]; Bentley, 'Shakespeare's Fellows' (1928) [full citation]; Nungezer, 48 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 52 (1931) [full citation]; JCS ii, 379 [full citation]; Bergeron, 'Actors', 22 (1972) [full citation]; Cerasano, 'Players' Wills', 299 (1985) [full citation]; Eccles, 'Actors I', 40 (1991) [full citation]; Wills, 131 (1993) [full citation]]

actor, ISLE OF DOGS; Colmogra, Artabisus, 1 TAMAR CAM;


Black Dick

(fl. 1597). Actor (Admiral's 1597). [ES ii, 303 [full citation]; Nungezer, 49 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 54 (1931) [full citation]]

Servant, Guard, Messenger, Confederate, and Jailor, FREDERICK AND BASILEA;


Bristow, James

(b.1574; fl. 1597-1603). Actor (Admiral's 1597-1602). [ES ii, 304 [full citation]; Nungezer, 57 [full citation]]

[?]actor, BATTLE OF ALCAZAR; [?]Ruben, [?]Page, [?]Hermaphrodite, 1 TAMAR CAM;


Browne, Edward

(fl. 1582-1599). Actor (Worcester's 1583; Admiral's 1599-1602). [ES ii, 304 [full citation]; Bentley, 'Shakespeare's Fellows' (1928) [full citation]; Nungezer, 59 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 52 (1931) [full citation]]

Crymm, 1 TAMAR CAM;


Browne, Robert (II)

(d.circa 1622). Actor (Worcester's 1583; Netherlands 1586; Admiral's 1589; Europe 1590-1598, 1601-7, 1618-20), sharer (Whitefriars, Globe). (Husband of Cicely Sands Browne Robbins; father of Robert Browne (IV); brother-in-law(?) of James Sands; father-in-law of Robert Reynolds) [Yates, 'English Actors in Paris', 402 (1925) [full citation]; Bentley, 'Shakespeare's Fellows' (1928) [full citation]; Nungezer 60 [full citation]; Riewald, 'New Light', 70ff. (1960) [full citation]; George, 'English Actors' (1960) [full citation]; Schrickx, 'English Actors' (1980) [full citation]; Schrickx, 'German Archives', 150ff. (1982) [full citation]; Schrickx, 'Pickleherring', 135-7 (1983) [full citation]; MacLean, 'Leicester and the Evelyns', 491 (1988) [full citation]; Wills, 81 (1993) [full citation]]


Cartwright, William (I)

(fl. 1598-1636—a William Cartwright was buried at St. Giles's, Cripplegate in 1650). Actor (Admiral's-Prince Henry's-Palsgrave's 1598-1624; King and Queen of Bohemia's; Red Bull-King's; King's Revels; Queen Henrietta's 1635). (Father of William Cartwright (II)) [ES ii, 310 [full citation]; Nungezer, 86 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 53 (1931) [full citation]; JCS ii, 402 [full citation]; Haaker, 'Plague', 297 (1968) [full citation]]

actor, FORTUNE'S TENNIS; Moor, Pisano, BATTLE OF ALCAZAR; Nobleman, Attendant, Hostage, Captain, and Bohar, 1 TAMAR CAM; Claudius, MESSALLINA;


Dab, Dob, or Dobe

(fl. 1598). Boy actor (Admiral's). [Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 53 (1931) [full citation]]

Ghost, BATTLE OF ALCAZAR;


[?]Darlowe, Richard

(1560?-1599) (Darloe). Actor (?Admiral's 1590; France 1598?). [ES ii, 313 [full citation]; Denkinger, 'St. Botolph Aldgate', 99 (1926) [full citation]; Nungezer, 112 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 45 (1931) [full citation]; Eccles, 'Actors I', 45 (1991) [full citation]]

Attendant, DEAD MAN'S FORTUNE.


[?]Davies, Hugh

(d.1608; fl. 1593-1608) (Davis). Actor(?), tenant of Henslowe. [ES ii, 313 [full citation]; Nungezer, 114 [full citation]; Wills, 76 (1993) [full citation]]


[?]Day, John (II)

(fl. 1600-04). Actor (same as the playwright?). [ES ii, 313 [full citation]; Bentley, 'Shakespeare's Fellows' (1928) [full citation]; Nungezer, 115 [full citation]; Bowers, 'Shoemaker's Holiday' (1949) [full citation]]

Lovell, SHOEMAKER'S HOLIDAY (Greg discredits this attribution as "an obvious forgery")


'Dick, E. Dutton's Boy'

(fl. 1597). Boy actor (Admiral's 1597). [Nungezer, 116 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 53 (1931) [full citation]]

Basilea, FREDERICK AND BASILEA;


Dob, Dobe, or Dab

(fl. 1598). Boy actor (Admiral's). [Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 53 (1931) [full citation]]

Ghost, BATTLE OF ALCAZAR;


'Downton's boy'

(fl. 1600-2). Boy actor (Admiral's). [Nungezer, 120 [full citation]]

actor, CUPID AND PSYCHE; Tarmia's child & Thia, 1 TAMAR CAM;


Downton, Thomas (I)

(d.1625). Actor (?Strange's, Pembroke's, Admiral's-Prince Henry's-Palsgrave's 1592-1618). (Father of Thomas Downton (II)) [ES ii, 313 [full citation]; Bentley, 'Shakespeare's Fellows' (1928) [full citation]; Nungezer, 117 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 54 (1931) [full citation]; JCS ii, 426 [full citation]; Bowers, 'Shoemaker's Holiday' (1949) [full citation]; Eccles, 'Actors I' (1991) [full citation]; Wills, 146 (1993) [full citation]]

?actor, ISLE OF DOGS; Abdolmelec, BATTLE OF ALCAZAR; Tartar, Mango Cham, 1 TAMAR CHAM;


Drom, Thomas

(b. 1583; fl. 1601). Actor (Admiral's 1601). [ES ii, 313 [full citation]; Nungezer, 121 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 54 (1931) [full citation]]

Nemesis, BATTLE OF ALCAZAR;


Dutton, Edward

(fl. 1597-1611). Actor (Admiral's 1597-1602). [ES ii, 314 [full citation]; Bentley, 'Shakespeare's Fellows' (1928) [full citation]; Nungezer, 123 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 55 (1931) [full citation]; Ingram, 'Globe Playhouse', 70 (1984) [full citation]; Eccles, 'Actors I', 47 (1991) [full citation]]

Philippo, FREDERICK AND BASILEA;


[?]Flower

(fl. 1600). Actor (but possibly a forgery). [ES ii, 318 [full citation]; Nungezer, 144 [full citation]]

Warner, SHOEMAKER'S HOLIDAY (Greg discredits this attribution as "an obvious forgery").


Gascoigne, William (I)

(fl. 1589). Actor (Admiral's 1589). (same as below? or his father?) [Nungezer, 150 [full citation]]


Gedion

(fl. 1602). Actor (Admiral's). [ES ii, 318 [full citation]; Nungezer, 153 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 55 (1931) [full citation]]


George, Francis

(fl. 1601). Actor (Admiral's?). [Cerasano, 'Henslowe/Forman', 155 (1993) [full citation]]


Gibbs

(fl. 1602). Actor (Admiral's 1602). [ES ii, 318 [full citation]; Nungezer, 152 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 55 (1931) [full citation]]

A Gete, 1 TAMAR CAM;


'Giles's boy'

(fl. 1602). Boy actor (Admiral's). [Nungezer, 154 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 55 (1931) [full citation]]

Pigmy, 1 TAMAR CAM;


Gregory, Jack

(fl. 1602) (Grigorie). Boy actor (Admiral's 1602). [ES ii, 320 [full citation]; Nungezer, 165 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 55 (1931) [full citation]]

Tarmia's child, Amazon, 1 TAMAR CAM;


Griffen

(fl. 1597). Boy actor (Admiral's). (Henry Griffin?) [ES ii, 320 [full citation]; Nungezer, 166 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 55 (1931) [full citation]; Riewald, 'New Light', 80 (1960) [full citation]]

Athanasia, FREDERICK AND BASILEA;


Harry (II)

(fl. 1597). Boy actor (Admiral's). [Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 55 (1931) [full citation]]


Hearne, Thomas

(fl. 1597). Actor (Admiral's 1597). [ES ii, 320 [full citation]; Nungezer, 179 [full citation]]


Helle, John

(fl. 1597). Actor (Admiral's 1597). [ES ii, 320 [full citation]; Nungezer, 179 [full citation]]

a clown temporarily bound to Henslowe in repayment of a debt.


Heywood, Thomas

(circa1573-1641). Playwright, actor (Admiral's 1598; Derby's 1599; Worcester's-Queen Anne's 1600-19), sharer. [ES iii, 338 [full citation]; Bentley, 'Shakespeare's Fellows' (1928) [full citation]; Nungezer, 190 [full citation]; JCS ii, 472; iv, 553 [full citation]; Sisson, 'Notes', 27 (1942) [full citation]; McManaway, 'Latin Title-Page Mottoes', 33-4 (1945) [full citation]; Holaday, 'Thomas Heywood and the Puritans' (1950) [full citation]; Holaday, 'Heywood and the Low Countries' (1951) [full citation]; Sisson, 'Red Bull Company', 58-9 (1954) [full citation]; Grivelet, Thomas Heywood (1959) [full citation]; Freehafer, 'Seven Champions', 94 (1969) [full citation]; Nethercot, Elizabethan Plays, 801 (1971) [full citation]; Eccles, Authors, 66 (1982) [full citation]; Baines, Thomas Heywood (1984) [full citation]; Bergeron, Thomas Heywood's Pageants (1986) [full citation]; DLB 62: 101 (1987) [full citation]; Young, 'Thomas Heywood's Pageants' (1988) [full citation]; Eccles, 'Actors II', 459 (1991) [full citation]]


Hunt, Thomas

(fl. 1596-1611) (Honte). Actor (Admiral's-Prince Henry's 1599-1602; Lady Elizabeth's 1611; Palsgrave's 1621?). [ES ii, 324 [full citation]; Nungezer, 201 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 55 (1931) [full citation]; JCS ii, 481 [full citation]; McMillin, 'Jonson's Early Entertainments', 161 (1968) [full citation]; Eccles, 'Actors II', 459 (1992) [full citation]]

Servant, Guard, Lord, Messenger, Jailor, FREDERICK AND BASILEA; Moor, Attendant, Ambassador, BATTLE OF ALCAZAR; actor, TROILUS AND CRESSIDA;


'James, Richard Jones's boy'

(fl. 1599). Boy actor(?). [Nungezer, 202 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 56 (1931) [full citation]]
> 17 November, Fetched a loan from Henslowe. Possibly the same as the actor "Jones's boy."

Waiting-maid, beggar, TROILUS AND CRESSIDA; ?also the "James" who acted in BATTLE OF ALCAZAR; 1 TAMAR CAM.


Jeffes, Anthony

(1578(baptized 14 December, St. Saviour's, Southwark)—(?married Faith Jones 19 February 1601)—(described as "player" in St. Giles's register on 11 June 1602 and 1 May 1609; received 70 c. 1612 for his interest in the former Prince Henry's Company; described as a "brewer" in St. Giles's register on 30 May 1610 and 30 October 1619)—d. 1648). Actor (Germany 1592-96; ?Chamberlain's; ?Pembroke's; Admiral's-Prince Henry's 1597-1612). (Brother of Humphrey Jeffes) [ES ii, 324 [full citation]; Nungezer, 203 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 56 (1931) [full citation]; JCS ii, 482 [full citation]; Schrickx, 'English Actors', 157ff. (1980) [full citation]; Schrickx, 'German Archives', 151 (1982) [full citation]; Cerasano, 'Anthony Jeffes' (1984) [full citation]; Eccles, 'Actors II', 460 (1992) [full citation]]

Young Mahamet, BATTLE OF ALCAZAR; Linus & a Moor, 1 TAMAR CAM;


Jeffes, Humphrey

(1576-buried 21 August 1618, St. Giles's, Cripplegate). Actor (?Chamberlain's; ?Pembroke's; Admiral's-Prince Henry's-Palsgrave's 1598-1616). (Brother of Anthony Jeffes) [ES ii, 324 [full citation]; Bentley, 'Shakespeare's Fellows' (1928) [full citation]; JCS ii, 483 [full citation]; Nungezer, 204 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 56 (1931) [full citation]; Schrickx, 'English Actors', 157ff. (1980) [full citation]; Cerasano, 'Anthony Jeffes', 222n12 (1984) [full citation]; Eccles, 'Actors II', 460 (1992) [full citation]]

actor, SIX YEOMAN OF THE WEST (lost); Muly Mahamet Xeque, BATTLE OF ALCAZAR; Otanes, 1 TAMAR CAM; "Humphrey" the serving man, LOOK ABOUT YOU; ?Humfrey with crossbow, 3 HENRY VI


Jones, John (or Jack?) (I)

(fl. 1602-1615). Actor (Admiral's 1602). [Denkinger, 'St. Botolph Aldgate', 101 (1926) [full citation]; Nungezer, 207 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 57 (1931) [full citation]; JCS ii, 485 [full citation]; Ingram, 'Globe Playhouse', 71 (1984) [full citation]]

?Palmeda, 1 TAMAR CAM;


Jones, Richard (I)

(circa1560-1624<). Actor (Worcester's 1583; Admiral's 1589-96 (in Germany 1592-93); Pembroke's 1597; Admiral's 1597-1602; Germany 1602-24), Revels patentee (1610). [ES ii, 324 [full citation]; Nungezer, 207 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 57 (1931) [full citation]; JCS ii, 486 [full citation]; Bowers, 'Shoemaker's Holiday' (1949) [full citation]; Riewald, 'Actors and Musicians', 36 (1959) [full citation]; Riewald, 'New Light', 75, 90 (1960) [full citation]; Schrickx, 'English Actors' (1980) [full citation]; Schrickx, 'Pickleherring', 140-44 (1983) [full citation]; Cerasano, 'Henslowe/Forman', 154 (1993) [full citation]]

?actor, ISLE OF DOGS; Priam, TROILUS AND CRESSIDA; Silvia, BATTLE OF ALCAZAR;


Juby, Edward

(d.1618) (Jeube, Jewbe, Jewbey, Jewby, Jewebey, Jube, Jubey, Jubie, Jubye). Actor (Admiral's-Prince Henry's-Palsgrave's 1594-1618), sharer. [ES ii, 325 [full citation]; Bentley, 'Shakespeare's Fellows' (1928) [full citation]; Nungezer, 213 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 58 (1931) [full citation]; JCS ii, 490 [full citation]; Bowers, 'Shoemaker's Holiday' (1949) [full citation]; Eccles, 'Actors II', 461 (1991) [full citation]; Wills, 113 (1993) [full citation]; Cerasano, 'Women as Theatrical Investors', 89 (1998) [full citation]]

King, FREDERICK AND BASILEA; Calcipius Bassa, Avero, BATTLE OF ALCAZAR; Pitho & a Moor, 1 TAMAR CAM;


Juby, Richard

(fl. 1600-02). Boy actor (Admiral's 1600-02). [ES ii, 325 [full citation]; Bentley, 'Shakespeare's Fellows' (1928) [full citation]; Nungezer, 215 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 53 (1931) [full citation]]

Abdula Rais, Tavora, BATTLE OF ALCAZAR; Chorus, Trebassus, Diaphines, Trumpet, Attendant, Messenger, Nobleman, Cathayan, 1 TAMAR CAM;


Juby, William

(fl. 1599-1602). Actor(?) (mistake for Edward Juby?). [ES ii, 325 [full citation]; Nungezer, 215 [full citation]]


Kendall, William

(fl. 1597-1615). Actor (Admiral's 1597-1600). [ES ii, 327 [full citation]; Bentley, 'Shakespeare's Fellows' (1928) [full citation]; Nungezer, 223 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 59 (1931) [full citation]; McMillin, 'Jonson's Early Entertainments', 162 (1968) [full citation]]

Abdelmenen, Attendant, Ghost, Hercules, BATTLE OF ALCAZAR;


?Kingman, Philip

(d.1622) (Kingsman). Actor (Sweden 1592; Germany 1594-96; Admirals? 1599), patentee. [ES ii, 327 [full citation]; Nungezer, 225 [full citation]; Riewald, 'Actors and Musicians', 37 (1959) [full citation]; Lawless, 'Philip Kingman' (1979) [full citation]; Schrickx, 'German Archives', 154 (1982) [full citation]; Eccles, 'Actors III', 295 (1992) [full citation]]


Ledbetter, Robert

(fl. 1597-1606). Actor (Admiral's 1597; Germany 1599-1606). [ES ii, 328 [full citation]; Nungezer, 235 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 59 (1931) [full citation]; Riewald, 'New Light', 73 (1960) [full citation]; George, 'English Actors' (1960) [full citation]; Schrickx, 'German Archives', 161 (1982) [full citation]]

Pedro, FREDERICK AND BASILEA;


?Magett, Stephen

(fl. 1596-99). Tireman, actor(?) (Admiral's). [ES ii, 329 [full citation]; Nungezer, 243 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 65 (1931) [full citation]].


Marbeck, Thomas

(1577->1623). Actor (Admiral's 1602), musician. (Brother-in-law of Thomas Middleton; husband of Agnes Allen Marbeck) [ES ii, 329 [full citation]; Bentley, 'Shakespeare's Fellows' (1928) [full citation]; Nungezer, 244 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 59 (1931) [full citation]; Eccles, 'Actors III', 298 (1992) [full citation]].

Nobleman, Pontus, Attendant, Hostage, Guard, Child, Captain, Bactrian, 1 TAMAR CAM;


Massey, Charles

(circa1575?-1625) (Marcy, Massie, Massy, Mercy). Actor (Admiral's-Prince Henry's-Palsgrave's 1597-1625), playwright, sharer. [ES ii, 330; iii, 435 [full citation]; Nungezer, 247 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 59 (1931) [full citation]; JCS ii, 507; iv, 749 [full citation]; Bowers, 'Shoemaker's Holiday' (1949) [full citation]; Eccles, 'Actors III', 298 (1992) [full citation]].

Tamar, FREDERICK AND BASILEA; Zareo, Barcelis, BATTLE OF ALCAZAR; Artaxes, Attendatn, Nobleman, 1 TAMAR CAM; actor, FORTUNE'S TENNIS;


'Nick'

(fl. 1590-1603). Actor (possibly more than one person) (possibly Nicholas Tooley) (Strange's circa1590, Admiral's 1601-3). [ES ii, 330 [full citation]; Nungezer, 260 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 47 (1931) [full citation]]

Lady, ?Pompeia, "Sloth," 2SEVEN DEADLY SINS; ?actor, TAMING OF THE SHREW;


Parr, William (II)

(1581?-1620<). Actor (Admiral's-Prince Henry's-Palsgrave's 1602-20). [ES ii, 331 [full citation]; Nungezer, 265 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 60 (1931) [full citation]; JCS ii, 520 [full citation]; Wentersdorf, 'Origin and Personnel', 64 (1979) [full citation]]

Nobleman, Scout, Attendant, Trumpet, Guard, a Bohar, 1 TAMAR CAM;


Parsons, Thomas

(fl. 1597-1602). Boy actor (Admiral's 1597-1602) (Thomas Downton's boy). [ES ii, 332 [full citation]; Nungezer, 266 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 60 (1931) [full citation]]

a Fury, BATTLE OF ALCAZAR; Attendant, a Persian, Guard, Spirit, Messenger, Nurse, a Hermaphrodite, 1 TAMAR CAM;


Pavy, William

(d.1608, buried 8 September, St. Bartolph, Aldgate) (Pavye). Actor (Admiral's-Prince Henry's 1597-1608). [ES ii, 332 [full citation]; Denkinger, 'St. Botolph Aldgate', 103 (1926) [full citation]; Nungezer, 268 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 60 (1931) [full citation]; Wills, 229 (1993) [full citation]]

?Bonafice, FORTUNE'S TENNIS;


Phillips, Augustine

(d.1605). Actor (Strange's/Admiral's 1590-1; Strange's 1593; Chamberlain's-King's 1598-1604), sharer. (Husband of Anne Phillips Witter) [ES ii, 333 [full citation]; Denkinger, 'St. Botolph Aldgate', 105 (1926) [full citation]; Bentley, 'Shakespeare's Fellows' (1928) [full citation]; Nungezer, 280 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 48 (1931) [full citation]; Eccles, 'Actors III', 300 (1992) [full citation]; Eccles, 'Actors IV', 165 (1993) [full citation]; Wills, 72 (1993) [full citation]; Cerasano, 'Henslowe/Forman', 156 (1993) [full citation]]

Sardanapalus "Sloth," 2 SEVEN DEADLY SINS; actor, EVERY MAN IN HIS HUMOUR; EVERY MAN OUT OF HIS HUMOUR; ?RICHARD II;


Pope, Thomas

(d.circa 1603; fl. 1586-1603). Actor (Germany/Denmark 1586-7; Strange's/Admiral's 1590-1; Strange's 1593; Chamberlain's 1597-1603), sharer. [ES ii, 334 [full citation]; Nungezer, 285 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 48 (1931) [full citation]; Sjogren, 'Thomas Bull', 121 (1969) [full citation]; Eccles, 'Actors III', 301 (1992) [full citation]; Wills, 68 (1993) [full citation]]

Arbactus "Sloth," 2 SEVEN DEADLY SINS; actor, EVERY MAN IN HIS HUMOUR; EVERY MAN OUT OF HIS HUMOUR;


Price, Richard

(d.1627) (Pryore?). Actor (Admiral's-Henry's-Palsgrave's 1603-24; King and Queen of Bohemia's?). [ES ii, 335 [full citation]; Nungezer, 287-88 [full citation]; JCS ii, 535 [full citation]; Bowers, 'Shoemaker's Holiday' (1949) [full citation]]

Scott, SHOEMAKER'S HOLIDAY (Greg discredits this attribution as "an obvious forgery")


?Proctor

(fl. 1599). Actor? (Admiral's 1599). [ES ii, 335 [full citation]; Nungezer, 288 [full citation]]

in 1599 TROILUS AND CRESSIDA (but probably a character rather than an actor);


Rester

(fl. 1602). Actor (Admiral's 1602). [Nungezer, 294 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 61 (1931) [full citation]]

Cannibal, 1 TAMAR CAM;


Rowley, Samuel

(d.1624). Actor (Admiral's-Henry's-Palsgrave's 1597-1613), playwright. (Brother of Thomas Rowley and William Rowley) [ES ii, 337; iii, 472 [full citation]; Nungezer, 305 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 61 (1931) [full citation]; JCS ii, 555; v, 1009 [full citation]; Somerset, 'Samuel Rowley' (1966) [full citation]; Eccles, Authors, 116 (1982) [full citation]; Wills, 138 (1993) [full citation]]

Heraclius, FREDERICK AND BASILEA; Ambassador, BATTLE OF ALCAZAR; Ascalon, Crymm, 1 TAMAR CAM; actor, FORTUNE'S TENNIS;


Rowley, Thomas

(fl. 1602). Actor (Admiral's 1602). (Brother of Samuel Rowley and William Rowley) [ES ii, 337 [full citation]; Nungezer, 306 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 62 (1931) [full citation]; Somerset, 'Samuel Rowley', 296 (1966) [full citation]; Wills, 138 (1993) [full citation]]

appeared in procession, 1 TAMAR CAM;


'Sam'

(>1591). Actor (Admiral's) [ES ii, 337 [full citation]; Nungezer, 309, 310 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 48 (1931) [full citation]]

actor, DEAD MAN'S FORTUNE;


Shaw, John

(fl. 1599). Actor (Admiral's). [ES ii, 338 (under Jehan Sehais) [full citation]; McManaway, 'St. Giles Cripplegate' (1958) [full citation]; Riewald, 'Actors and Musicians', 40 (1959) [full citation]]


Shaw, Robert

(d.1603, buried 12 September, St. Savior's, Southwark) (Shaa). Actor (Pembroke's 1597; Admiral's 1597-1602). [ES ii, 339 [full citation]; Bentley, 'Shakespeare's Fellows' (1928) [full citation]; Nungezer, 323 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 62 (1931) [full citation]; Eccles, 'Actors IV', 168 (1993) [full citation]]

?actor, ISLE OF DOGS; Irish Bishop, BATTLE OF ALCAZAR;


?Shealden

(fl. 1594). Actor. [ES ii, 339 [full citation]; Nungezer, 323 [full citation]]


Singer, John

(d.1609; fl. 1578-1603). Actor (Queen's 1583-94; Admiral's 1594-1603), playwright(?). [ES ii, 339; iii, 492 [full citation]; Bentley, 'Shakespeare's Fellows' (1928) [full citation]; Nungezer, 327 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 63 (1931) [full citation]; Eccles, 'Actors IV', 169 (1993) [full citation]]

?Mauritius, FORTUNE'S TENNIS; Assinico, 1 TAMAR CAM; a famous stage fool


Slater, Martin

(circa1560-1625) (Slathier, Slator, Slaughter, Slauter). Actor (Admiral's 1594-7; Scotland 1599; Hertford's 1603; Queen Anne's-Revels 1608-25), manager (King's Revels 1608). [ES ii, 340 [full citation]; Nungezer, 329 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 64 (1931) [full citation]; JCS ii, 574 [full citation]; Bentley, Profession of Player (1984), 147n1, 165 [full citation]; Ingram, 'Playhouse as Investment', 212 (1985) [full citation]; Eccles, 'Actors IV', 169 (1993) [full citation]]

Theodore, FREDERICK AND BASILEA;


?Smith, William (II)

(fl. 1592-98; d.1602?) (Smyght). Actor (same as the poet?). [ES ii, 341 [full citation]; Bentley, 'Shakespeare's Fellows' (1928) [full citation]; Nungezer, 334 [full citation]; Edmond, 'Pembroke's Men', 131 (1974) [full citation]; McMillin, 'Simon Jewell' (1976) [full citation]; REED York, 481 (1979) [full citation]; George, 'Shakespeare and Pembroke's Men', 310 (1981) [full citation]]


Somerset, George

(fl. 1601-2). Actor (Admiral's 1601-2). [ES ii, 341 [full citation]; Nungezer, 334 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 64 (1931) [full citation]; JCS ii, 578 [full citation]]

Attendant, Fury, Vinioso, BATTLE OF ALCAZAR; ?actor, FORTUNE'S TENNIS; Attendant, Guard, Captain, Child, Cathayan, 1 TAMAR CAM;


Spencer, Gabriel

(1576-98). Actor (Pembroke's 1597; Admiral's 1598). [ES ii, 341 [full citation]; Nungezer, 336 [full citation]; Eccles, 'Jonson and the Spies' (1937) [full citation]; Eccles, 'Actors IV', 172 (1993) [full citation]]

?Messenger, 3 HENRY VI (I.ii.48); ?actor, ISLE OF DOGS; he was slain in Hogsdon Fields by Benjamin Jonson.


?Spencer, William

(fl. 1589). Actor (Admiral's? 1589). [Nungezer, 338 [full citation]]


Stephen

(fl. 1601-2). Actor (Admiral's). [Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 65 (1931) [full citation]]


Tailor, Robert (I)

(fl. 1601-2). Actor (Admiral's 1601-2) (same as playwright?). [ES ii, 341 [full citation]; Nungezer, 347 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 65 (1931) [full citation]] (also cf. Robert Tailour, Grove xviii, 528[full citation])

actor, FORTUNE'S TENNIS; Attendant, Fury, Jonas, BATTLE OF ALCAZAR;


?Tomsone, John

(fl. 1598). Actor. [ES ii, 346 [full citation]; Nungezer, 374 [full citation]]


Towne, Thomas

(d.1612). Actor (Admiral's-Prince Henry's 1594-1610). [ES ii, 347 [full citation]; Nungezer, 377 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 65 (1931) [full citation]; Wills 88 (1993) [full citation]; Eccles, 'Actors IV', 174 (1993) [full citation]; Cerasano, 'Henslowe/Forman', 155 (1993) [full citation]]

Myron-hamec, FREDERICK AND BASILEA; Stukeley, BATTLE OF ALCAZAR; Shah, Tartar, 1 TAMAR CAM; Sweeper, 1 HONEST WHORE;


'Towne's boy'

(fl. 1600-1). Boy actor (Admiral's). [Nungezer, 378 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 65 (1931) [full citation]]

Page, BATTLE OF ALCAZAR;


Tunstall, James

(circa1555-1599) (alias Donstall, Donstone). Actor (Worcester's 1583; Admiral's 1590-1, 1594-7). [ES ii, 347 [full citation]; Nungezer, 381 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 54 (1931) [full citation]; Ingram, Business, 25-30 (1992) [full citation]; Wills, 64 (1993) [full citation]; Eccles, 'Actors IV', 175 (1993) [full citation]]

Governor, Friar, FREDERICK AND BASILEA;


'Will'

(fl. 1590-7). Actor (1597 Admiral's). (Will Barne?) [ES ii, 348 [full citation]; Nungezer, 392 [full citation]; Greg, Dramatic Documents i, 50, 66 (1931) [full citation]]

Leonora, FREDERICK AND BASILEA;