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.
When James I decreed all playing companies be under royal sponsorship, he took over the former Chamberlain's Men himself. In 1603 the King's Men owned a four-year-old playhouse, the Globe, and some of its members held the paper on another playhouse, the second Blackfriars. In 1608 the Blackfriars property ceased to be a children's venue and reverted to the King's Men. On 29 June 1613 the Globe amphitheatre burned to the ground during a performance of Shakespeare and Fletcher's All is True (Henry VIII). The playhouse was quickly rebuilt and reopened in 1614, suggesting the financial strength or at least the popularity of the company. Also in or about 1613, the company lost its most prominent playwright, William Shakespeare, who appears to have retired at about this time. The company remained relatively strong, however, and survived until the closing of the playhouses in 1640. The Globe was converted temporarily into a hay barn and finally demolished in 1644.
From Gurr, Andrew The Shakespearian Playing Companies, Oxford UP, 1996.
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