Oxford'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 Duttons and theyr fellow-players forsakyng the Erle of Warwycke theyr mayster, becames followers of the Erle of Oxford, and wrot themselves as COMOEDIANS, which certayne Gentlemen altered and made CAMOELIANS." The company set up in 1580 when the seventeenth Earl of Oxford was thirty years of age. For more information, see Gurr, Andrew The Shakespearian Playing Companies, Oxford UP, 1996.

Listed alphabetically

Dutton, John (I)

(circa1548-1614). Actor (Warwick's 1575-80; Oxford's 1580; Queen's 1583-92). (Brother of Laurence Dutton) [ES ii, 314 [full citation]; Nungezer, 123 [full citation]; Eccles, 'Actors I', 48 (1991) [full citation]; Mann, 'Sir Oliver Owlet's Men', 306-7 (1991) [full citation]; Wills, 230 (1993) [full citation]; Benbow, 'Dutton and Goffe versus Broughton' (1981) [full citation]]

Dutton, Laurence

(fl. 1571-96). Actor (Lane's 1571-2; Lincoln's 1573; Clinton's 1574; Warwick's 1575-80; Oxford's 1580; Queen's 1583-91). (Brother of John Dutton (I)) [ES ii, 314 [full citation]; Nungezer, 124 [full citation]; Eccles, 'Actors I', 48 (1991) [full citation]; Mann, 'Sir Oliver Owlet's Men', 306-7 (1991) [full citation]; Benbow, 'Dutton and Goffe versus Broughton' (1981) [full citation]]

Leveson, Robert

(fl. 1580). Actor (Oxford's 1580). [ES ii, 328 [full citation]; Nungezer, 236 [full citation]]

?Munday, Anthony

(1560-1633). Playwright, royal entertainment writer, actor(?) (?Oxford's—calls himself a "servant" to Oxford in View of Sundy Examples). [ES iii, 444 [full citation]; Denkinger, 'St. Botolph Aldgate', 107 (1926) [full citation]; Turner, Anthony Munday (1928) [full citation]; Nungezer, 257 [full citation]; Thompson, 'Anthony Munday's Journey' (1941) [full citation]; Shapiro, 'Mundy's Birthdate' (1956) [full citation]; Hotson, 'Munday's Birth-Date' (1959) [full citation]; Eccles, 'Anthony Munday' (1959) [full citation]; Wright, 'Young Anthony Mundy' (1959) [full citation]; Shapiro, 'Shakespeare and Mundy' (1961) [full citation]; Wright, 'Bodenham Miscellanies' (1961) [full citation]; Wright, 'Mundy and Chettle' (1961) [full citation]; Wright, 'Spenser and E.K.' (1961) [full citation]; Kenny, 'Anthony Munday in Rome' (1962) [full citation]; Wright, 'Lazarus Pyott' (1963) [full citation]; Galigani, 'La English Romayne Life' (1965) [full citation]; Bergeron, 'Anthony Munday' (1967) [full citation]; Forker, 'John Webster and Anthony Munday' (1968) [full citation]; Bergeron, 'Actors' (1972) [full citation]; Prior, 'Anthony Munday' (1973) [full citation]; Ayres, 'Anthony Munday' (1980) [full citation]; McGee and Meagher, 'Entertainments: 1558-1603', 151 (1981) [full citation]; Eccles, Authors, 98 (1982) [full citation]; DLB 62: 232 (1987) [full citation]; Mann, 'Sir Oliver Owlet's Men' (1991) [full citation]; DLB 172: 173 (1996) [full citation]; Schrickx, 'Anthony Munday' (1997) [full citation]].

Symons, John

(fl. 1583-9). Actor/tumbler (Strange's 1583; Oxford's 1585; Strange's 1586-8?; Queen's 1588-9?). [ES ii, 341 [full citation]; Nungezer, 346 [full citation]]

?Woderam, Richard

(fl. 1586-7?). Actor? (Oxford's). [ES ii, 350 [full citation]; Nungezer, 399 [full citation]]