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A patent issued by James 1 licences the company of actors formerly known as the Lord Chamberlain's Men as the King's Men. The members of the company include Lawrence Fletcher, William Shakespeare, Richard Burbage, Augustine Philips, John Heminges, Henry Condell, William Sly, Robert Armyn and Richard Cowley. They are authorized to perform all manner of entertainments, and 'to show and exercise publicly their best commodity' at their present house, the Globe, and in any other place in the kingdom.


Globe (I)