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A Shakespearean actor
Performing at the famous globe theatre day after day to a boisterous crowd London, June 1613
The Lord Chamberlain’s Men was formed at the end of the 16th century and had taken up residence in the newly built Globe Theatre in the Southwark area of London by 1599. Possibly the most renowned company of actors of their day, the thespians performed in front of Queen Elizabeth I and had exclusive rights to perform the works of one William Shakespeare, who often appeared alongside them in his own plays, supposedly playing the ghost in Hamlet. Made up exclusively of men due to women only being allowed to perform under law from 1660, the company’s main actors became wealthy by putting on productions almost every day.